Inspector General closed cases 2016 (Department of Treasury Office of Inspector General)

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Department of Treasury Office of Inspector General of the United States of America .
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2019-07-095

Multi Request Inspector General closed cases 2016
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Awaiting Appeal

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From: Emma North-Best


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

a copy of the list or printout or database listing of Inspector General investigations closed/reports completed during calendar year 2016. If the list is organized by FY rather than calendar year, the FY 2016 list is sufficient for this request. If no central list or database exists, then I request that the equivalent information be provided in the form of copies of the cover sheet or first page of each IG report completed during calendar year 2016.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Emma Best

From: Department of Treasury

Good morning,

Treasury is in receipt of your recently submitted FOIA request.

Thank you,

Cawana

From: Department of Treasury Office of Inspector General

Ms. Emma Best - responding to your FOIA request 2019-07-095 for printout of list of closed investigations in CY 16. The list is attached. Subject identifying information is redacted in accordance with FOIA Exemption 7C, 5 USC 552(b)(7)(C).

The redactions constitute a partial denial of your request, and thus an adverse action under the FOIA. Accordingly, you have the right to appeal this determination within 90 days from the date of this letter. By filing an appeal, you preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to review and reconsider your request and the agency's decision. Your appeal must be in writing, be signed by you or your representative, and contain the rationale for your appeal. Please address your appeal to:

FOIA Appeal
FOIA and Transparency
Privacy, Transparency, and Records
Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20220

If you would like to discuss this response before filing an appeal to attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process, you may contact the Treasury DO FOIA Public Liaison at (202) 622-8098 or email FOIAPL@treasury.gov<mailto:FOIAPL@treasury.gov>.

If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) also mediates disputes between FOIA requesters and federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation. If you wish to contact OGIS, you may write directly to:

Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road - OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001
ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>
ogis.archives.gov
(202) 741-5770
(877) 684-6448

Please call me if you have questions.

Rich Delmar
Deputy Inspector General and Counsel
Department of the Treasury
202-927-3973
202-528-8997 (cell)
delmarr@oig.treas.gov<mailto:delmarr@oig.treas.gov>

From: Emma North-Best

I am appealing the integrity of the redactions (which are not identified as b7C in the document or in an attachment, only in the email), as many of the redactions clearly apply to groups and organizations, which do not have privacy rights, per literally every piece of relevant case law.

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