Labor Secy audio recordings

Todd Shepherd filed this request with the Department of Labor of the United States of America.
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From: Todd Shepherd

To Whom It May Concern:

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

• all audio recordings of Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, speaking with a journalist or journalists, or speaking before an audience, which audio recordings were made by or maintained by or are in in the custody of either Secretary Perez and/or any member of the Labor Department’s media team and/or press team.

I wish to exclude all audio of testimony to congress or any audio of any other publicly available hearing.

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.


Todd Shepherd

From: Karamoko, Arginia - SOL

Mr. Sheppard:

Your request has been assigned to the Office of the Secretary (OSEC) with tracking number 823051. When they begin processing it, you will be able to track its progress at If you need to contact us about it for any reason, please submit your inquiry to Arginia Karamoko via email at<>. In addition, it would be helpful to include the tracking number in the Subject line of any submission made to us or to have it available at the time of a call.


Arginia Karamoko
Government Information Specialist, Office of Information Services
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From: Yerxa, Christopher W - ASAM

Good morning –
I’m the career official who has been asked to serve as the interim FOIA disclosure officer for the Office of the Secretary. Right now I’m working through a fairly significant backlog (both in number of requests and scope of those requests), but be assured that your request is being handled as equitably as possible and that all responsive materials that can be released will be made available at the earliest possible date.

Thank you

Christopher W. Yerxa | Administrative Officer
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
U.S. Department of Labor |<> |<>
Office: (202) 693-4040 | Fax: (202) 693-4055

From: Todd Shepherd

Mr. Yerxa:

Thanks for the update.



From: Department of Labor

A no responsive documents response.

From: Yerxa, Christopher W - ASAM

Mr. Shepherd -
Attached, please find an interim response to your January 18, 2017, FOIA request to the Department of Labor.

Chris Yerxa

Christopher W. Yerxa | Administrative Officer
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
U.S. Department of Labor |<> |<>