Medical and personnel records of Stephen Paddock

Don M. Moore filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking #

NARA-NGC-2018-000033, 2018 -02053

Due Nov. 9, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Don M. Moore

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documentation that the USPS, IRS, defense department or any other government agency sent Stephen Paddock to see a psychiatrist.

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,

Don M. Moore

From: Don M. Moore

I have reason to believe the government intentionally plays games with people in order to claim they are "mentally ill" such as sending employees for fit for duty exams to non existent addresses as the USPS did to me. I currently have a complaint pending in federal court see https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/usps-sending-employees-for-psychiatric-exam-to-non-existant-address-30141/

Below please find supporting website for my FOIA request such as proof of death of Mr. Paddock on Las Vegas Police Metro Department Web Site (thus no denial for privacy).

https://www.fbi.gov/services/records-management/foipa/requesting-fbi-records

A deceased individual:

If your request is for information concerning a deceased individual, you must provide proof of death. Acceptable forms of proof of death include obituaries, death certificates, recognized sources that can be documented, written media, Who’s Who in America, an FBI file that indicates a person is deceased, date of birth is 100 years or greater, or Social Security Death Index page.
State how much you are willing to pay for duplication fees if any are assessed. Refer to the U.S. Department of Justice FOIA Reference Guide.

http://heavy.com/news/2017/10/stephen-paddock-irs-mailman-steven-work-history-agent-las-vegas-shooting/

A spokesperson for the Office of Personnel Management told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Stephen Paddock worked as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service in its auditing department and was also a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. The spokesperson said Paddock worked as a mailman for the USPS for two years from 1976-1978 and then worked for the IRS for six years until 1984. After that, he worked as a defense auditor, a job he held for about 18 months, the spokesperson said.

https://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/Press%20Releases/PO%20235%2010-02-17.pdf
Official Las Vegas Metro Police Department press release on Stephen Paddock's death.

From: foia@nara.gov

This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (https://foiaonline.regulations.gov:443/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28165427c)
* Tracking Number: NARA-NGC-2018-000033
* Requester Name: Don M. Moore
* Date Submitted: 10/12/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Documents that the USPS, IRS , defense department or any other government agency sent to Stephen Paddock to see a psychiatrist. See the attached

From: foia@nara.gov

NARA-NGC-2018-000033 has been processed with the following final disposition: No records.
October 12, 2017
Mr. Don Moore Via MuckRock
requests@muckrock.com

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request: NGC18-020
Dear Mr. Moore,
This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated October 11, 2017 and received in our office on October 12, 2017.  Your request has been assigned the above internal tracking number in addition to your FOIAonline tracking number NARA-NGC-2018-000033.  In your request, you stated that you were seeking the Official Medical Personnel File for Steven Paddock to the National Archives and Records Administration.
Due to the nature of your request, we have forwarded your request to Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for appropriate handling. The Official Personnel File (OPF) for Steven Paddock is still in the custody of OPM and they are handling all requests for his OPF.  You will be assigned a new tracking number from OPM. If you would like to follow up with OPM directly please contact them at FOIA@opm.gov.  Please also visit their FOIA webpage for more information on filing a FOIA request:  https://www.opm.gov/information-management/freedom-of-information-act/
This completes the processing of your FOIA request.
If you are not satisfied with our action on this request, you have the right to file an administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days from the date of this letter via regular U.S. mail or email.  By filing an appeal, you preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to review and reconsider your request and the agency’s decision.  If you submit your appeal in writing, please address it to the Deputy Archivist of the United States (ND), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740.  Both the letter and the envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.”  If you submit your appeal by e-mail please send it to FOIA@nara.gov, also addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States. Please be sure to explain why you believe this response does not meet the requirements of the FOIA.  All correspondence should reference your case tracking number NGC18-020 and your FOIAonline tracking number.
If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison Gary M. Stern for assistance at:
National Archives and Records Administration 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
College Park, MD 20740-6001
301-837-1750
garym.stern@nara.gov

If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal FOIA Ombudsman’s office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information for OGIS is:
Office of Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road–OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001
ogis@nara.gov
ogis.archives.gov
202-741-5770
1-877-684-6448

Sincerely,
Jodi L. Foor Deputy FOIA Officer
Office of General Counsel
Jodi.Foor@nara.gov
301-837-2099

From: Jodi Foor

October 12, 2017

*The Final Disposition was also sent through FOIAOnline*

Mr. Don Moore

Via MuckRock

requests@muckrock.com

*Re: Freedom of Information Act Request: NGC18-020*

Dear Mr. Moore,

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated
October 11, 2017 and received in our office on October 12, 2017*.* Your
request has been assigned the above internal tracking number in addition to
your *FOIAonline* tracking number NARA-NGC-2018-000033. In your request,
you stated that you were seeking the Official Medical Personnel File for
Steven Paddock to the National Archives and Records Administration.

Due to the nature of your request, we have forwarded your request to Office
of Personnel Management (OPM), for appropriate handling. The Official
Personnel File (OPF) for Steven Paddock is still in the custody of OPM and
they are handling all requests for his OPF. You will be assigned a new
tracking number from OPM. If you would like to follow up with OPM directly
please contact them at *FOIA@opm.gov <FOIA@opm.gov>*. Please also visit
their FOIA webpage for more information on filing a FOIA request:
https://www.opm.gov/information-management/freedom-of-information-act/

This completes the processing of your FOIA request.

If you are not satisfied with our action on this request, you have the
right to file an administrative appeal within ninety (90) calendar days
from the date of this letter via regular U.S. mail or email. By filing an
appeal, you preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to
review and reconsider your request and the agency’s decision. If you
submit your appeal in writing, please address it to the Deputy Archivist of
the United States (ND), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601
Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740. Both the letter and the
envelope should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Act Appeal.” If
you submit your appeal by e-mail please send it to FOIA@nara.gov, also
addressed to the Deputy Archivist of the United States. Please be sure to
explain why you believe this response does not meet the requirements of the
FOIA. All correspondence should reference your case tracking number
NGC18-020 and your *FOIAonline* tracking number.

If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to
attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process,
you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison Gary M. Stern for assistance at:

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110

College Park, MD 20740-6001

301-837-1750

garym.stern@nara.gov

If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public
Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal
FOIA Ombudsman’s office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes
between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information for
OGIS is:

Office of Government Information Services

National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road–OGIS

College Park, MD 20740-6001

ogis@nara.gov

ogis.archives.gov

202-741-5770

1-877-684-6448

Sincerely,

Jodi L. Foor

Deputy FOIA Officer

Office of General Counsel

Jodi.Foor@nara.gov

301-837-2099

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <requests@muckrock.com>
Date: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 10:43 AM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Medical and personnel records of
Stephen Paddock
To: foia@nara.gov

October 11, 2017
National Archives and Records Administration
FOIA Officer
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
<https://maps.google.com/?q=8601+Adelphi+Road,+Room+3110+College+Park,+MD+20740&entry=gmail&source=g>
College Park, MD 20740
<https://maps.google.com/?q=8601+Adelphi+Road,+Room+3110+College+Park,+MD+20740&entry=gmail&source=g>

I have reason to believe the government intentionally plays games with
people in order to claim they are "mentally ill" such as sending employees
for fit for duty exams to non existent addresses as the USPS did to me. I
currently have a complaint pending in federal court see
https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/
usps-sending-employees-for-psychiatric-exam-to-non-existant-address-30141/

Below please find supporting website for my FOIA request such as proof of
death of Mr. Paddock on Las Vegas Police Metro Department Web Site (thus no
denial for privacy).

https://www.fbi.gov/services/records-management/foipa/requesting-fbi-records

A deceased individual:

If your request is for information concerning a deceased individual, you
must provide proof of death. Acceptable forms of proof of death include
obituaries, death certificates, recognized sources that can be documented,
written media, Who’s Who in America, an FBI file that indicates a person is
deceased, date of birth is 100 years or greater, or Social Security Death
Index page.
State how much you are willing to pay for duplication fees if any are
assessed. Refer to the U.S. Department of Justice FOIA Reference Guide.

http://heavy.com/news/2017/10/stephen-paddock-irs-mailman-
steven-work-history-agent-las-vegas-shooting/

A spokesperson for the Office of Personnel Management told The Associated
Press on Tuesday that Stephen Paddock worked as an agent for the Internal
Revenue Service in its auditing department and was also a letter carrier
for the U.S. Postal Service. The spokesperson said Paddock worked as a
mailman for the USPS for two years from 1976-1978 and then worked for the
IRS for six years until 1984. After that, he worked as a defense auditor, a
job he held for about 18 months, the spokesperson said.

https://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/Press%20Releases/PO%20235%2010-02-17.pdf
Official Las Vegas Metro Police Department press release on Stephen
Paddock's death.
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On Oct. 11, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documentation that the USPS, IRS, defense department or any other
government agency sent Stephen Paddock to see a psychiatrist.

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,

Don M. Moore

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From: Don M. Moore


So my reading of the above final response is that the FOIA request has been directed to OPM.
I just want to point out past response from the national archives (see attachment) and the USPS to my request failed to comply with FOIA law because while privacy concerns were an issue it is very apparent that both the USPS and national archives failed to consider public interest when they denied my request. Also lacking was the names of all those responsible for denial (USPS response was signed with a large "Z" with no printed name as if Zorro works for the USPS).
From https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/oip/legacy/2014/07/23/exemption6.pdf

In order to determine whether Exemption 6 protects against disclosure, courts
require that agencies engage in the following four-step analysis: first, determine
whether the information at issue is a personnel, medical, or "similar" file;5 second, determine whether there is a significant privacy interest in the requested information;6
third, evaluate the requester's asserted FOIA public interest in disclosure;7 and finally, if
there is a significant privacy interest in non-disclosure and a FOIA public interest in
disclosure, balance those competing interests to determine whether disclosure "would
constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy."8 When engaging in this
analysis, it is important to remember that the Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia Circuit has declared that "'under Exemption 6, the presumption in favor of
disclosure is as strong as can be found anywhere in the Act.'"9
Each step of the Exemption 6 analysis is dependent upon the prior step being
satisfied. For example, if the information in question does not satisfy the threshold
requirement, it is unnecessary to evaluate privacy interests because Exemption 6 is
inapplicable.10 Similarly, if significant privacy interests are not threatened by
disclosure, further analysis is unnecessary and the information at issue must be disclosed.11
Alternatively, if a significant privacy interest is found to exist, but there is
no FOIA public interest in disclosure, the information should be protected; as the D.C.
Circuit has observed, "something, even a modest privacy interest, outweighs nothing
every time."12 The balancing of competing interests is required when there is both a
significant privacy interest that would be infringed by disclosure and there is also a
FOIA public interest that weighs in favor of disclosure.13 If the FOIA public interest in
disclosure outweighs the attendant privacy interests, the information should be
disclosed; if the opposite is found to be the case, the information should be withheld.14

From: Don Moore [mailto:donmoore9197@twc.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:39 PM
To: 'Eyre, Jane G - Washington, DC'; 'charles.roberts@usdoj.gov'; 'cami.green@usdoj.gov'; 'CaseView.ECF@usdoj.gov'; 'Danielle.Salvagni@usdoj.gov'; 'nicole.falkowski@usdoj.gov'
Cc: Jodi.Foor@nara.gov; Crump, Linda K - St Louis, MO; Lynch, Lisa A - Albany, NY; ogis@nara.gov; Isreal, Pamela; Robinson, Theresa; garym.stern@nara.gov; alina.semo@nara.gov
Subject: RE: Stephen Paddock

As I've stated I do not know what may have driven Mr. Paddock to take the actions he did, I'm very sure he was at some point driven into a psychosis. A person can be driven into a psychosis numerous ways I know that the USPS and psychiatrist play many games to drive people into psychosis and I have been attempting to expose this truth for many years now. I know the USPS intentionally sent me and many others to wrong address for fit for duty exam and claimed it was accidental, Did something similar happen to Mr. Paddock, I'm not sure, but I am sure that psychiatry is not based on science and truth!

Not sure if Mr. Paddock new the truth about his psychosis if he would of still taken the same or similar actions as he did. I am sure that numerous people in the government and psychiatrist should have a clue about the wrongs of psychiatry and instead of working to expose the truth have helped to cover up the truth (for an idea of the people that are doing nothing to expose the truth for many months just look at the email address I have been sending these emails to for months!).

Still waiting on the Government response to my complaint filed in federal court not sure when the service of process was done but the time for the governments response should be about up!

Again it seems that the PMG would want to get out in front of this sooner than later (like before another incident)!

https://www.justice.gov/oip/blog/foia-update-freedom-information-act-5-usc-sect-552-amended-public-law-no-104-231-110-stat

5 U.S.C.§ 552(a)(6)(C).

Any notification of denial of any request for records under this subsection shall set forth the names and titles or positions of each person responsible for the denial of such request.

From: Don M. Moore

The email address provided in above response for OPM seems to be an invalid email address

Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.

Subject: RE: Stephen Paddock FOIA request follow up to OPM and Mr. Gary Stern
Sent: 10/13/2017 3:56 PM

The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:

'FOIA@opm.gov.' on 10/13/2017 3:56 PM
Invalid recipient

From: Don M. Moore

Below is copy of email I sent to Jodi Foor and Gary Stern because I question if OPM is correct place for my FOIA request (is this another run around?).

From: Don Moore [mailto:donmoore9197@twc.com]
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2017 5:15 PM
To: Jodi.Foor@nara.gov; garym.stern@nara.gov
Subject: RE: Are you sure the OPM is proper place for my FOIA request?

Does OPM have copies of my medical records?
Generally, no. OPM does not process claims, and does not have access to your personal medical information. The exception is if you have filed a disputed health benefits claim with us. If you have not filed a disputed claim we do not have any of your personal health information.

The above is from OPM web site https://www.opm.gov/faqs/QA.aspx?fid=fd635746-de0a-4dd7-997d-b5706a0fd8d2&pid=1d966fb7-987c-49eb-af87-016bf64218b2

From: National Archives and Records Administration

Good afternoon, Mr. Moore:

Attached is the acknowledgment letter for your October 11, 2017 FOIA request.

Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>>
Date: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 10:43 AM
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Medical and personnel records of Stephen Paddock
To: foia@nara.gov<mailto:foia@nara.gov>

October 11, 2017
National Archives and Records Administration
FOIA Officer
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110<https://maps.google.com/?q=8601+Adelphi+Road,+Room+3110+College+Park,+MD+20740&entry=gmail&source=g>
College Park, MD 20740<https://maps.google.com/?q=8601+Adelphi+Road,+Room+3110+College+Park,+MD+20740&entry=gmail&source=g>

I have reason to believe the government intentionally plays games with people in order to claim they are "mentally ill" such as sending employees for fit for duty exams to non existent addresses as the USPS did to me. I currently have a complaint pending in federal court see https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/usps-sending-employees-for-psychiatric-exam-to-non-existant-address-30141/

Below please find supporting website for my FOIA request such as proof of death of Mr. Paddock on Las Vegas Police Metro Department Web Site (thus no denial for privacy).

https://www.fbi.gov/services/records-management/foipa/requesting-fbi-records

A deceased individual:

If your request is for information concerning a deceased individual, you must provide proof of death. Acceptable forms of proof of death include obituaries, death certificates, recognized sources that can be documented, written media, Who’s Who in America, an FBI file that indicates a person is deceased, date of birth is 100 years or greater, or Social Security Death Index page.
State how much you are willing to pay for duplication fees if any are assessed. Refer to the U.S. Department of Justice FOIA Reference Guide.

http://heavy.com/news/2017/10/stephen-paddock-irs-mailman-steven-work-history-agent-las-vegas-shooting/

A spokesperson for the Office of Personnel Management told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Stephen Paddock worked as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service in its auditing department and was also a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. The spokesperson said Paddock worked as a mailman for the USPS for two years from 1976-1978 and then worked for the IRS for six years until 1984. After that, he worked as a defense auditor, a job he held for about 18 months, the spokesperson said.

https://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/Press%20Releases/PO%20235%2010-02-17.pdf
Official Las Vegas Metro Police Department press release on Stephen Paddock's death.
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On Oct. 11, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documentation that the USPS, IRS, defense department or any other government agency sent Stephen Paddock to see a psychiatrist.

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,

Don M. Moore

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