|Submitted||Oct. 27, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Any and all available policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding requests for leaves of absence without pay and approval or rejection thereof for veterans and disabled veterans in the employ of this agency.
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.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 27, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
MuckRock DEPT MR 20471
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
Dear Beryl Lipton:
This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated October 27, 2016 below.
Attached is a copy of the requested records: Any and all available policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding requests for leaves of absence without pay and approval or rejection thereof for veterans and disabled veterans in the employ of this agency.
Although no information was withheld, you still have the right to appeal the adequacy of search by the program office(s). You may appeal by writing to the Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service at 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302 or by email to FOIA@fns.usda.gov<mailto:FOIA@fns.usda.gov> within 90 calendar days from the date of this letter. The phrase "FOIA APPEAL" should be placed in capital letters on the front of the envelope or in the subject of the email containing the appeal.
For dispute resolution services, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS). The Open Government Act of 2007 created OGIS within the National Archives and Records Administration when Congress amended the FOIA. OGIS provides mediation of FOIA disputes between appellants and Federal agencies. Participation in mediation does not affect your right to judicial review. Contact information for OGIS can be located at: www.Archives.gov/ogis<http://www.Archives.gov/ogis>.
If you have any questions pertaining to this request or the FOIA process you may contact us at 703-605-0773 or by email at FOIA@fns.usda.gov<mailto:FOIA@fns.usda.gov>.
Thank you for your interest in the Food and Nutrition Service.
FNS FOIA and Privacy Act Officer
Information Management Office
USDA Food and Nutrition Service