Labor Department 'hot goods' notifications

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the Department of Labor of the United States of America.
Tracking #

769962

Status
Completed

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From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All informal and formal notifications to employers of "hot goods" violations by the Wage and Hour Division between Jan. 1, 2009 and Feb. 17, 2015.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

CJ Ciaramella

From: Miller, Darlene - SOL

Madam or Sir:

Your request has been assigned to Wage and Hour with tracking number 769962. 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 phone 202-693-1350 and reference the tracking number at the time of your 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)

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #769962.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #769962.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #769962.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #769962.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #769962.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 17, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #769962.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Miller, Darlene - SOL

Good morning, Michelle. The requester would like to know the status of this February 17, 2015 assignment. According to the System, it was assigned to four of your regional offices.

Sincerely,

Darlene
(202) 693-5442 (O) | (202) 693-5389 (F) | miller.darlene@dol.gov<mailto:miller.darlene@dol.gov> (E)

From: Iglesias, Adriana V - WHD

I’m looking in our records

From: Iglesias, Adriana V - WHD

Good Morning
This is regarding your request # 769962. I have a few questions, as this is a rather large request. I will be in the office today until 4:30pm, but off tmw, returning on Tuesday. Can you please give me a call at the number below when you have a moment? Thanks

Adriana V. Iglesias
Deputy Director of Enforcement Operations
DOL, Wage and Hour Division, Western RO
90 7th Street, Rm. 13-100
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.241.3514 direct line/fax

From: Burrell, Tameka T - WHD

Hello,

Please see the attached letter and e-mail or call me if you should have any questions.

Thank you,

Tameka Burrell, Government Information Specialist
Wage and Hour Division
Branch of Document Management
Ofiice: 202-693-1019

From: Department of Labor

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Burrell, Tameka T - WHD

Please review the attached letter.

Thank you

Tameka Burrell
Government Information Specialist
Wage and Hour Division
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room S-3013
Washington, D.C. 20210
Telephone: (202) 693-1004

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Burrell,

It doesn't appear that any letter was attached to your last email. If you could provide the letter to which you made reference, it would be greatly appreciated. Additionally, it would be greatly appreciated if your office could continue to process this request. Please let us know if any further clarification is necessary.

Thank you,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: Burrell, Tameka T - WHD

Hello,

I would like to discuss the attached FOIA request with you. Are you available August 25, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. for a telephone conference? If this time does not work for you please provide me with a time that does.

Thank you,

Tameka Burrell, Government Information Specialist
Wage and Hour Division
Branch of Document Management
Office: 202-693-1004

From: Moreno, Michelle - WHD

Hello Mr. / Ms. CJ Ciaramella,

The Wage and Hour Division is still processing your request (attached). Unfortunately, due to some IT issues your request is still pending and we don't currently have a completion date. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding your request please contact me at Moreno.michelle@dol.gov<mailto:Moreno.michelle@dol.gov> or WHD-FOIA@dol.gov<mailto:WHD-FOIA@dol.gov> or call 202-693-1004.

Ms. Michelle Moreno
Government Information Specialist
Wage and Hour Division
Phone: 202-693-1004
Email: Moreno.michelle@dol.gov

From: Department of Labor

Hello Mr. / Ms. CJ Ciaramella,

The Wage and Hour Division is still processing your request. Unfortunately, due to some IT issues your request is still pending and we don't currently have a completion date. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding your request please contact me at Moreno.michelle@dol.gov<mailto:Moreno.michelle@dol.gov> or WHD-FOIA@dol.gov<mailto:WHD-FOIA@dol.gov> or call 202-693-1004.

Ms. Michelle Moreno
Phone: 202-693-1004

From: Department of Labor

Hello Mr. / Ms. CJ Ciaramella,

The Wage and Hour Division is still processing your request. We are still continuing to have some IT issues which are halting the processing of your request. We don't currently have a completion date. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding your request please contact me at Moreno.michelle@dol.gov<mailto:Moreno.michelle@dol.gov> or WHD-FOIA@dol.gov<mailto:WHD-FOIA@dol.gov> or call 202-693-1004.

Ms. Michelle Moreno
Phone: 202-693-1350

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

Hello C. J. Ciaramella,

This email is to let you know the Wage and Hour Division is still processing your request. The original request letter is attached to this email. We currently do not have a completion date.

Ms. Michelle Moreno
Government Information Specialist
Wage and Hour Division
Phone: 202-693-1004
Email: Moreno.michelle@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

Hello C. J. Ciaramella,

This email is to let you know the Wage and Hour Division is still processing your request. The original request letter is attached to this email. I anticipate your response being provided within the next 4 weeks.

Ms. Michelle Moreno
Phone: 202-693-1004

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

May 30, 2018

C. J. Ciaramella
MuckRock News
Department MR 16237
Post Office Box 55819
Boston, Massachusetts 02205-5819

Sent via E-mail to requests@muckrock.com

RE: Freedom of Information Act Response Letter
FOIA Tracking Number 769962

Dear C. J. Ciaramella:

The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division's (WHD) National Office is responding to your request made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, dated
February 17, 2015. Specifically, you asked for the following: All informal and formal notifications to employers of "hot goods" violations by the Wage and Hour Division between January 1, 2009 and February 17, 2015.

In accordance with the Department's regulations 29 CFR § 70.20(a), we can only include responsive documents in our possession as of the date our search began. The search began on November 14, 2016.

After performing an electronic search of Wage and Hour Investigative Support and Reporting Database, we located the responsive documents you requested. Therefore, your request has been granted in full.

Responsive documents released total 42 pages and have been enclosed.

Finally, there were no processing costs incurred; therefore, your request for a fee waiver is moot.
If you need any further assistance or would like to discuss any aspect of your request please
do not hesitate to contact ReNay Royster at 202-693-1004 or royster.renay@dol.gov. If we cannot assist you in your concerns you can also contact the DOL FOIA Public Liaison, Thomas Hicks, at 202-693-5427 or hicks.thomas@dol.gov. Alternatively, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration (OGIS) to inquire the mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration,
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. You can also reach that office by e-mail at ogis@nara.gov, by phone at 202-741-5770, by fax at 202-741-5769, or by calling toll-free at
1-877-684-6448.

Finally, if you are not satisfied with the response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Solicitor of Labor within 90 days from the date of this letter. The appeal must state in writing the grounds for the appeal, and it may include any supporting statements or arguments, but such statements are not required.

In order to facilitate processing of the appeal, please include your mailing address and daytime telephone number, as well as a copy of the initial request and copy of this letter. The envelope and letter of the appeal should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal." Any amendment to the appeal must be made in writing and received prior to a decision. The appeal should be addressed to the Solicitor of Labor, Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N2420, Washington, D.C. 20210. Appeals may also be submitted by email to foiaappeal@dol.gov. Appeals submitted to any other email address will not be accepted.
Sincerely,

Patrice Rachel Torres
Assistant Administrator
Wage and Hour Division Disclosure Officer

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