MOU and MOA (Department of Education)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the U.S. Department of Education of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-IGF-OIG-00044 ; 13-02253-F
Status
Completed

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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All current interagency Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) or Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) between your agency and any other agency or department.

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,

Jason Smathers

From: ED FOIA Manager

[cid:image002.jpg@01CEAE33.C27DEA00]UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

FOIA REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

FOIA Tracking Number: 13-02253-F
Name of Requester: Jason Smathers

E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
Date of Request: September 9, 2013, 2013
Date Request Received: September 10, 2013

Your request (below) has been forwarded to the appropriate office within the Department to search for responsive documents. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 401–8365 or by e-mail at EDFOIAManager@ed.gov<mailto:EDFOIAManager@ed.gov> (please include the case tracking number).

Thank you.

From: Cook, Elise

Dear Mr. Smathers,

Please find attached above, the response to your request for a Fee Waiver,

From: Cueva, Maria-Teresa

RE: FOIA Request No. 13-02253-F

Dear Mr. Jason Smathers:

This is in response to your letter dated September 9, 2013 requesting information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552. You requested all current interagency Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) or Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) between this agency and any other agency or department.

For your information, one of the requirements under FOIA is that the requester must sufficiently describe the documents wanted so that program people with knowledge of the subject can locate the documents if exist. Therefore, we are unable to process your request at this time, because your request is too broad and does not provide sufficient information regarding the records that are sought under the FOIA. 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(3)(A) (2000).

For example, your request applies to only MOUs/MOAs agreements between ED and any federal agency/department, or also to agreements between ED and any state agency/department; we also need to have a timeframe (dates: from-to).

We regret that we have been unable to be more helpful. If you decide to send the additional clarification mentioned above, please send to: U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4536 LBJ-2E301; ATT: FOIA Service Center, or forwarded to: EDFOIAManager@ed.gov<https://email.ed.gov/OWA/redir.aspx?C=1cd91c75bfca4d4bb5fb42afd8a68bbf&URL=mailto%3aEDFOIAManager%40ed.gov>. However, if we do not hear from you before October 7, 2013, this case will be closed. If you have any questions, please let me know. I can be reached at 202-401-0536.

From: Cueva, Maria-Teresa

Mr. Smathers:

This is the 2nd message sent regarding your FOIA request No. 13-02253-F (see below). If we do not hear from you by October 28, 2013, this case will be closed. Thanks

From: Jason Smathers

You may limit my request to MOU/MOAs between your agency and any other federal agency. You may also limit my request to MOU/MOAs created in Fiscal Year 2013.

From: Department of Education

An interim response, stating the request has been delayed

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. 9, 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 #13-02253-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Eason, Chaun


From: Cueva, Maria-Teresa

Mr. Smathers you message was forwarded to the programs offices (which are processing) for reply; you'll be notified as soon as we receive any communication. At this point, I would like to inform you that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) informed this office (FSC) that they did not locate any information pertaining to your request, this information will be included in our interim/final response.

Sincerely,

Maria-Teresa Cueva
U.S. Department of Education
FOIA Public Liaison, OM/PIRMS
Tel:   202-401-0536
Fax: 202-401-0920

From: Cueva, Maria-Teresa

Mr. Smathers:

Attached are a letter and the responsive documents regarding your request.

Maria-Teresa Cueva
U.S. Department of Education
FOIA Public Liaison, OM/PIRMS
Tel: 202-401-0536
Fax: 202-401-0920

From: Department of Education

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Education

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Education

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Education

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Education

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Education

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Education

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of Education

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Jones, Kim

This is the Department's acknowledgment of your request for information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552. Your request was forwarded to the primary responsible office(s) for action.
Any future correspondence or questions regarding your request, please contact the FOIA Public Liaison at 202-401-8365 or
EDFOIAManager@ed.gov

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