Labor Complaints about Sea Org

Evan Anderson filed this request with the Department of Labor of the United States of America.
Tracking # 801638
Est. Completion None
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No Responsive Documents

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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All complaints referencing the "Sea Org" or "Scientology."

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,

Evan Anderson

From: Miller, Darlene - SOL

Mr. Evans:

Your request has been assigned to our Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Wage and Hour Division (Wage and Hour) with tracking number 801638. When they begin processing it, you will be able to track its progress at www.dol.gov/foia<http://www.dol.gov/foia>. If you need to contact them about it for any reason, please submit your inquiry through miller.darlene@dol.gov<mailto:miller.darlene@dol.gov> or phone 202-693-5442. In addition, it would be helpful to include the tracking number in the Subject line or any submission to us or to have it available at the time of a call.

Sincerely,

Darlene Miller
Government Information Specialist, Office of Information Services

Office of the Solicitor | Management & Administrative Legal Services
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Rm. N2420
Washington, DC 20210
(202) 693-5442 (O) | (202) 693-5389 (F) | miller.darlene@dol.gov<mailto:miller.darlene@dol.gov> (E)
e-FOIAs: foiarequests@dol.gov<mailto:foiarequests@dol.gov>

From: Department of Labor

The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.

From: Moreno, Michelle - WHD

April 8, 2016

Evan Anderson
MuckRock
DEPT MR 25048
411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144-2516

Sent via E-mail to requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

RE: Freedom of Information Act Acknowledgment Letter
FOIA Tracking Number 801638 - Subject: Sea Org or Scientology

Dear Mr. Anderson,

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) received your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated April 6, 2016, for "all complaints referencing the 'Sea Org' or 'Scientology'". The WHD National Office will process your request pursuant to the FOIA, 5 U.S.C. ยง 552. Additionally, your FOIA request has been assigned the FOIA tracking number above. You may use the FOIA tracking number to check the status of your request on the Department of Labor's FOIA Public Portal at http://www.dol.gov/foia/. Please refer to this number in any future correspondences about your request.

Our goal is to respond to requests as quickly as possible, in the order received and within the statutory time frame. However, due to the volume of requests received by WHD National Office, some of our processors have a large backlog of requests to process. Therefore, we may not complete your request within the statutory time period. We ask that you allow 30 days before checking the status of your request.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter you may contact WHD National Office as follows:

Email: WHD-FOIA@dol.gov<mailto:WHD-FOIA@dol.gov>
Telephone: 202-693-1004
Fax: 202-693-0637

Mail: U. S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division, Room S3016
Attn: FOIA Coordinator
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20210

We hope this information has been helpful.

Sincerely,

Ms. Michelle Moreno
Wage and Hour Division

From: Hoover, Kathy - EBSA

Good afternoon. Per your request for an electronic response, attached is the USDOL/Employee Benefits Security Administration's response to your FOIA request concerning Sea Org or Scientology.

Kathy Hoover
Program Analyst/COR/FOIA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
Office of Outreach, Education & Assistance/Program Administrative Unit

From: Hoover, Kathy - EBSA

My apologies for the confusion. The response letter lists the incorrect FOIA number; your FOIA request is F2016-801638. EBSA did not locate complaints concerning the Sea Org or Scientology.

From: Department of Labor

The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.

From: Hayes, Connie - OSHA

Evan Anderson,
Attached please find an acknowledgment letter for your FOIA request of Sea Org or Scientology. No records were found at the Federal OSHA Las Vegas Area Office.
If you have questions, please call.

PLEASE REPLY TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF THIS E-MAIL.
Regards,
Connie Hayes
Administrative Assistant
OSHA - Las Vegas Office
600 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Ste. 750
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702)388-6150 office/(915)534-6150 Fax

From: Krystalyn Sauer

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Attached is a letter regarding your public records request.

Thank you,

Krystal Sauer
Administrative Assistant
Nevada State OSHA

From: McMonagle, Robert - WHD

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Evan Anderson requests@muckrock.com
MuckRock News No phone provided
Dept MR 25048
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Mr. Anderson:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act, (FOIA), request received here
April 6, 2016 and assigned ID # 801638. Please use this ID in future correspondence.

Your requested; "All complaints referencing the "Sea Org" or "Scientology." The Wage
and Hour Division is required to keep records for twelve years. A search of our database
for the Northeast Region failed to reveal any investigation history responsive to the
parameters of your request.

If you believe this to be in error, or if you have questions about our search procedures,
please reply to this email with your concerns. If you can provide information that may
better enable us to identify the requested records, please submit a new FOIA request to
foiarequest@dol.gov.

There is no fee charged to you at this time, however, an accumulation of similar requests
by you and/or your firm/organization, may be aggregated to assess a fee for search time.

Appeals Process. You may appeal this response to your FOIA request to the Solicitor of
Labor within ninety (90) days from the date of this email. Please state the grounds for appeal,
including supporting statements or argument. Your appeal should be prominently marked:
"Freedom of Information Act Appeal." Please include a copy of your initial request and a copy
of this email.

Email your appeal to foiaappeal@dol.gov; appeals submitted to any other email address
cannot be accepted.

FAX your appeal to 202-693-5538.

U.S. Mail your appeal to: Solicitor of Labor; US-DOL
200 Constitution Ave NW Rm N-2428
Washington, DC 20210-0001

If you have any questions, please contact me at mcmonagle.robert@dol.gov.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Sincerely,

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Robert McMonagle, Compliance Enforcement
NE Regional Office - Wage Hour Division
170 S Independence Mall W Ste 850W
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3374
mcmonagle.robert@dol.gov
Phone & FAX: 267-687-4037

From: McMonagle, Robert - WHD

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Evan Anderson requests@muckrock.com
MuckRock News No phone provided
Dept MR 25048
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Mr. Anderson:

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act, (FOIA), request received here
April 6, 2016 and assigned ID # 801638. Please use this ID in future correspondence.

Your requested; "All complaints referencing the "Sea Org" or "Scientology." The Wage
and Hour Division is required to keep records for twelve years. A search of our database
for the Northeast Region failed to reveal any investigation history responsive to the
parameters of your request.

If you believe this to be in error, or if you have questions about our search procedures,
please reply to this email with your concerns. If you can provide information that may
better enable us to identify the requested records, please submit a new FOIA request to
foiarequest@dol.gov.

There is no fee charged to you at this time, however, an accumulation of similar requests
by you and/or your firm/organization, may be aggregated to assess a fee for search time.

Appeals Process. You may appeal this response to your FOIA request to the Solicitor of
Labor within ninety (90) days from the date of this email. Please state the grounds for appeal,
including supporting statements or argument. Your appeal should be prominently marked:
"Freedom of Information Act Appeal." Please include a copy of your initial request and a copy
of this email.

Email your appeal to foiaappeal@dol.gov; appeals submitted to any other email address
cannot be accepted.

FAX your appeal to 202-693-5538.

U.S. Mail your appeal to: Solicitor of Labor; US-DOL
200 Constitution Ave NW Rm N-2428
Washington, DC 20210-0001

If you have any questions, please contact me at mcmonagle.robert@dol.gov.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Sincerely,

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Robert McMonagle, Compliance Enforcement
NE Regional Office - Wage Hour Division
170 S Independence Mall W Ste 850W
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3374
mcmonagle.robert@dol.gov
Phone & FAX: 267-687-4037

From: MacPherson, Ellenjayne R - WHD

Roberto,

You did exactly what I would have done had MM not stuck her long arm into this FOIA.

I am attaching her email to all ROs and then mine to Albany. Albany may not respond.
I wouldn't blame them if they don't and then I will just look like an idiot because I listen to
her. This is an example that I would like to share with Brian. All the cases are ridiculously
old. Is MM afraid of Scientology.

Ellenjayne

From: Flores, Megan M. - OSHA

Mr. Evan Anderson,

Please see attached response to your Freedom of Information Act request. Thank you.

Megan Flores
U.S. Dept. of Labor - OSHA
550 W C Street, Suite 970
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone (direct): 619-557-5921
Phone (Office Main line) 619-557-5030
Fax: 619-557-6001
flores.megan.m@dol.gov

From: Furutani, Colleen - OSHA

Evan Anderson,

Attached letter in response to your FOIA request was mailed on April 13, 2016.

Colleen Furutani
U.S. Dept. of Labor - OSHA
300 Ala Moana Blvd, Room 5-146
Honolulu, HI 96850
(808) 541-2680
(808) 541-3456 fax
furutani.colleen@dol.gov<mailto:furutani.colleen@dol.gov>

The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. Notify sender if this email was received in error.

From: Department of Labor

The request has been forwarded from one agency to another agency or department for further review or follow up.

From: Department of Labor

A no responsive documents response.

From: Vanessa Rivas

I have rec'd your request for the following : "Sea Org" / "Scientology". I have did our usual research and was unable to locate anything with the following names given. Maybe you could give me a little more information to better assist you. Do you have date frame? Location? Inspection #?

Thank you,
Vanessa Rivas
Industrial Commission of Arizona
Division of Occupational Safety and Health
602-542-5790
Email: Vanessa.Rivas@azica.gov
Website: www.azica.gov<http://www.azica.gov/>
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From: Melton, Peter@DIR

Federal OSHA forwarded your request to the Department of Industrial Relations for cases under California jurisdiction.

Your request for "all complaints" resulted in no records for Sea Org and two inspections conducted by Cal/OSHA regarding Church of Scientology International. You can see the results here:

https://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/establishment.search?p_logger=1&establishment=Scientology&State=CA&officetype=all&Office=all&p_case=all&p_violations_exist=all&startmonth=04&startday=21&startyear=1972&endmonth=04&endday=21&endyear=2016
The inspections were a result of accidents, not complaints. You can request copies of the citations issued and accident narratives. Some fees may apply.

Peter Melton
DIR Communications Office

From: Pope-Wade, Sabrina - WHD

Mr. Anderson,

I have attached the response to your FOIA request regarding the entity named above. Please confirm receipt of this response.

Thank you,

Sabrina Pope
FOIA Coordinator
Western Region
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
90 7th St., Suite 13-100
San Francisco, CA 94103
(602)407-5325

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