Last 10 INVEST entries

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2013-15602
Due Dec. 9, 2013
Est. Completion Sept. 30, 2019
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The 10 most recent entries into the INVEST (International Vetting and Security Tracking) database, including all supporting documentation and vetting determinations.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

From: FOIA Request

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

Please provide a timeframe for the records you are seeking. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Requester Communications Branch

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Please provide the 10 most recent entries to the database. Is that sufficient?

Thank you,
Shawn

From: Department of State

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 Sept. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-15602.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: FOIA Status

Shawn Musgrave,

The estimated completion date for this case is: July 31, 2014.

- ECDs are subject to change.

- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

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 Sept. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-15602.

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 Sept. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-15602.

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 Sept. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-15602.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Shawn Musgrave,

Since March 13, 2014, the estimated completion date is still July 31, 2014.

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

Thank you,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

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 Sept. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-15602.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated June 16, 2014, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the appropriate office for status. According to our records, the estimated completion date for your request is July 2014. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is a follow-up to your e-mail dated June 16, 2014, inquiring about the status of your request. Our office was just informed that the search for records is continuing and that a new estimated completion date for your request is November 2014.

Again, thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Boone, Anita L

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

We received your FOIA request for the ten most recent entries into the INVEST (International Vetting and Security Tracking) database, including all supporting documentation and vetting determination. Your request for a fee waiver has been granted.

If you could, please provide a specific time frame for your request.

Thank you for your assistance.

***********************************************************************
Anita L. Boone
Team Leader

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
A/GIS/IPS/CR - MPD
Management & Public Diplomacy
Statutory Compliance & Research Division
Office of Information & Programs Services

Tel: 202.261.8313
Fax: 202.663.2232
booneal@state.gov<mailto:booneal@state.gov>

SBU
This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Apologies for the delay in response. As I am requesting the 10 most recent entries, I am not clear as to how to provide a timeframe. Please advise as to why this is necessary for this request.

Thank you for your help.

Best,
Shawn

From: Boone, Anita L

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

The reason why we requested a time frame is because records are maintained by the bureaus and offices within the Department of State only for a certain period of time before they are transferred for retirement.

If you can provide this information, it would be helpful to us.

Thank you for your assistance.

***********************************************************************
Anita L. Boone
Team Leader

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
A/GIS/IPS/CR - MPD
Management & Public Diplomacy
Statutory Compliance & Research Division
Office of Information & Programs Services

Tel: 202.261.8313
Fax: 202.663.2232
booneal@state.gov<mailto:booneal@state.gov>

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Boone -

Please conduct a search for records as far back as January 2010, or as far back as the requested documents are maintained.

Best,
Shawn

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 Sept. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-15602.

Thank you for your help.

From: Boone, Anita L

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

I will have the case officer do a follow up and get back with you.

***********************************************************************
Anita L. Boone
Team Leader

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
A/GIS/IPS/CR - MPD
Management & Public Diplomacy
Statutory Compliance & Research Division
Office of Information & Programs Services

Tel: 202.261.8313
Fax: 202.663.2232
booneal@state.gov<mailto:booneal@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated November 20, 2014, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Please be advised that the office conducting the search for information pertaining to your request has been contacted. Our office was recently informed that the search process has been completed. The review process for the information found will begin soon. The estimated completion date for your request is
March 2015.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

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 Sept. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-15602.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

The estimated completion date for your request is
March 2015.

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

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 Sept. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-15602.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

At this time the estimated completion date is still March 2015.
Regards,
Charlotte Duckett
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

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 Sept. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-15602.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated March 9, 2015, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A search of records has been initiated with the Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. That search has been completed and the information located is being prepared for review. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available. A copy of your status e-mail has been forwarded to the team that is processing your request. Our office has also requested an update on the estimated completion date for your request. That date will be provided to you soon.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

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 Sept. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-15602.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a new estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

Given the high volume of FOIA requests, in addition to a backlog which the Department is working diligently to reduce, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA requests.

The Department’s electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The new estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is: September 2015

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are “strictly” estimates and not intended to be used as “actual” dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

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 Sept. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-15602.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Shawn Musgrave–A copy of your email has been forwarded to the case Analyst that is working on your case. Once the information is provided from the case Analyst you will then receive a response for any new updated information for your FOIA request.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Shawn Musgrave–At this time your estimated completion date is still September 2015.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

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 Sept. 6, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2013-15602.

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

From: FOIA Status

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated September 11, 2015, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Please be advised that a copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. Our office has requested status and a new estimated completion date for your request. Information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

If you have any questions regarding the status of this request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave, - The request for records from the Department’s Central Foreign Policy files resulted in a no record find. As you are aware, the Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor located records that were being prepared for review. It appears that there was an electronic error in that preparation and the records for reprocessing. Therefore, at this time the new estimated completion date is December 2015.
Regards,
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is a follow-up to your e-mail dated September 11, 2015, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. The search process has been completed and the information located is being prepared for the review process. The estimated completion date for your request is December 2015.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484 and refer to your case control number.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a status update and estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Dominique Cotten
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is January 31, 2016.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Dominique Cotten
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

The e-mail and information you sent in has been forwarded to the Analyst working on your case. I informed the case Analyst to provide another estimated completion date. Once the information becomes available I will then e-mail you with the up-dated information.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Regards,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

All,

See status e-mail below. Can you provide an update on the status and a new ECD date.

Thank you.

Katrina

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a new estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

Given the high volume of FOIA requests, in addition to a backlog which the Department is working diligently to reduce, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA requests.

The Department’s electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The new estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is: March 2016

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are “strictly” estimates and not intended to be used as “actual” dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

The Department’s electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD)in the case notes for this case is: March 2016

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for your case.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Angela Burks
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

This case is in the final stages of review. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

Please be assured that every effort is being made to address your interests and respond to your request in a timely manner.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is June 30, 2016.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Angela Burks
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This case is in the final stages of review. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

Please be assured that every effort is being made to address your interests and respond to your request in a timely manner.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is still June 30, 2016.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Please indicate the two agencies to which this request was referred for fulfillment.

Best,
Shawn

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

Thank you for inquiring on your case control number F-2012-38668. According to our "Freedoms Data Base System" the estimated completion date(ECD) is still June 30, 2016.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

This is a follow-up on your case control number F-2012-38668. The assigned case number F-2012-38668 is closed in our Freedoms Data Base System. The new assigned case number F-2013-15602 and according to our "Freedoms Data Base System" the estimated completion date(ECD) is still June 30, 2016. Please use the assigned case number F-2013-15602 for all future references.
Regards,
Katrina
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This case is in the final stages of review. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

Please be assured that every effort is being made to address your interests and respond to your request in a timely manner.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is still June 30, 2016.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov@@http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=mailto:foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov%3chttp://redirect.state.sbu/?url=mailto:foiastatus@state.gov@@>.
Sincerely,

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
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From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

I checked the status of this case and it was closed on May 17, 2016. You were informed of this in the letter that was sent to you on that date. If you wish to obtain records from the U.S. Department of State you will need to submit a new request. When you do a new case number will be generated.

Please reference the old case number in your new request in case the team reviewing the material needs to access information from the old case file. Before you submit a new request please read the instructions and pay particular attention to the "Checklist for Personal Records" and the "Certification of Identity".

http://www.state.gov/m/a/ips/

How to make a request for Personal Records:

http://foia.state.gov/Request/PersonalRecords.aspx

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Dominique Cotten
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hi Dominique -

Thank you for your response. Per the letter dated May 17, I asked via email dated June 9, 2016 for information as to the agencies to which this request was forwarded. Please advise.

Best,
Shawn

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

In regards to your question. As a matter of policy, the Department does not notify Requesters to what agencies records have been sent for consultation and review.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

Please provide a copy of this policy, if possible. That sounds unreasonable, as I am unable to follow up with the agencies who are presently processing the remaining documents that are potentially responsive to my FOIA request.

Please advise.

Respectfully,
Shawn Musgrave

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

The e-mail and questions you sent in has been forwarded to the Branch Chief of the Analyst that worked on your case.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is in reference to your email dated August 19, 2016 regarding your FOIA case number F-2012-38668. Our records indicate that a reply was sent to you on May 17, 2016. We have attached a copy of the reply to this email.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Sincerely,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello -

As detailed in the emails below, I have yet to get a sensible response to my questions regarding the agencies to which my FOIA request has been forwarded. Please advise.

Respectfully,
Shawn

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is in reference to your email dated August 19, 2016 regarding your FOIA case number F-2012-38668. Our records indicate that a letter was mailed to you on May 17, 2016. We are attaching again a copy of that letter.
We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>
Sincerely,
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

This is in reference to the case F-2012-38668. I checked the status of this case and it was closed on May 17, 2016. You were informed of this in the letter that was sent to you on that date. If you wish to obtain records from the U.S. Department of State you will need to submit a new request. When you do a new case number will be generated.

Please reference the old case number in your new request in case the team reviewing the material needs to access information from the old case file. Before you submit a new request please read the instructions and pay particular attention to the "Checklist for Personal Records" and the "Certification of Identity".

http://www.state.gov/m/a/ips/

How to make a request for Personal Records:

http://foia.state.gov/Request/PersonalRecords.aspx

In regards of the case F-2013-15602, I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a status update and estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Dominique Cotten
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a new estimated completion date and updated status for your case.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>
Regards,

Suzanne Gardner
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is in reference to your October 19, 2016 email, regarding case number F-2013-15602. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is: December 2016.

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov
Regards,

Suzanne Gardner
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a status update and estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Dominique Cotten
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is February 28, 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Dominique Cotten
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov
Official - Transitory
UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

Your email has been forwarded to the Branch Chief and the Analyst working on the case. Our office has requested an update on the status of your request and also a confirmation on the estimated completion date. Information will be provided to you as it becomes available.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an email to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

S. Floyd
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is a follow-up to your email below concerning case control F-2013-15602.

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is May 31, 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

We appreciate your continued patience. I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an email to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is May 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov.

Sincerely,

Jasmin Berhane
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

We have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

Since 2008, the Department has experienced a 300 percent increase in the number of FOIA and Privacy Act requests it receives annually. The Department processes Freedom of Information and Privacy Act requests on a first-in/first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 16, 200 cases. This significant increase in the number of FOIA requests is drawing on limited and already over-burdened resources. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

The Department’s electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The new estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is: September 2017

ECD’s are subject to change and are “strictly” estimates and not intended to be used as “actual” dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.) Interim releases are provided, as applicable.

we hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: FOIA Status

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This is a follow-up to your email below concerning case control F-2013-15602.

The Department's electronic case notes indicate the case is still open. The searches are still pending. Each case is different and the processing time depends on the complexity of information requested, the location of the information, and the time it takes to review the records.

The estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is September 2017.

ECDs are subject to change and are "strictly" estimates and not intended to be used as "actual" dates of completion, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.). Interim release dates are provided, as applicable.

We appreciate your continued patience. I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an email to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2013-15602.

The Office of Information Programs and Services' electronic records system indicates that searches of the Department's Central Foreign Policy Records and the records of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor were initiated in response to this request. As soon as it becomes available, you will be notified of the Department's search and review efforts in response to this request.

The Department processes FOIA and Privacy Act requests on a first-in, first-out basis, and currently has a backlog of approximately 13,200 cases.
As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests. Depending on the scope of your request and the potential volume of material that may be responsive and other factors, it could take until September 2019 to complete its processing.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

L. Temple
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Musgrave,
The Department takes its FOIA responsibilities seriously. We currently have a FOIA backlog of approximately 12,800 cases. As a result, there could be a delay in processing your request. Depending on the scope of your request and the potential volume of what may be responsive, and other factors, it could take until September 2019 to complete its processing.
For your information, the Department of State has collection of records on its website and makes monthly postings of records previously released in response to FOIA requests. You may search the Department's website at www.foia.state.gov<http://www.foia.state.gov> for records that may be responsive to your request.
If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8579 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Sincerely,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484

From: U.S. Department of State

Mr. Musgrave,

This is in response to your email below regarding the status of FOIA Case Control Number F-2013-15602.

The Office of Information Programs and Services' (IPS) electronic records system indicates that your request is in process. There is no new information to report since our November 1 email to you regarding the status of this request.

The Department currently has a backlog of approximately 11,400 cases. As a result, there is presently a delay in the completion of FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at 202-261-8484 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>.
Regards,

L. Temple
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

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