Nelson Mandela (Department of State)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2013-20483
Status
Completed

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:

All documents on, about or concerning Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (born 18 July 1918 in Mvezo, Umtatu, South Africa and died December 5, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa).

Mandela's death has been reported by the Associate Press (http://bigstory.ap.org/article/south-african-president-says-nelson-mandela-has-died-age-95): "JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African president says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95."

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,

Your request is too broad. Can you narrow the time frame of the records and be more specific about the type of records you are seeking. Once we receive the information we will open a case for processing. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Requester Communications Branch

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Thank you for responding so quickly. Please process this request with respect to the past ten years (beginning January 1, 2013 to the day this request is processed). I narrow my request to include communications between Nelson Mandela and the staff Office of the Secretary of State during those years.

Thank you,
Shawn

From: FOIA Request

Thank you. Can I presume you meant January 1, 2003 instead of January 1, 2013 since you want the past 10 years?

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

Apologies again -- thank you for correcting my mistake! Yes, please use January 1, 2003 to the day this request is processed as your search time frame.

Best,
Shawn

From: FOIA Request

Not a problem.

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 Dec. 5, 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-2013-20483.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Request

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

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 Dec. 5, 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-2013-20483.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

The estimated completion date is January 2015.

From: FOIA Status

To Whom It May Concern:

This is in reference to your e-mail dated January 12, 2014, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. Since that date, our records indicate that you were informed by our office on February 12, 2014 that the estimated completion date for your request will be January 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) on 202-261-8484.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

This email 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 Dec. 5, 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-2013-20483.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Shawn Musgrave,

The estimated completion date for this case is schedule for January/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 Dec. 5, 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-2013-20483.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

The estimated completion date for this case is still January/2015.

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 Dec. 5, 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-2013-20483.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

The estimated completion date for this case is still January/2015.

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 Dec. 5, 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-2013-20483.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated January 20, 2015, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. The original estimated completion date for your request was January 2015. Due to the continuation of the search/review process, your estimated completion date will be extended. Our office has forwarded a copy of your e-mail to the office that is processing your request. A new estimated completion date has been requested. We will provide that date to you soon.

We appreciate your continued patience during this process.

Sincerely,

Charlotte W. Duckett
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

At this time the request for records is still pending with the Office of the Secretary. Follow-up request for records has been made, and this office is awaiting a reply. The new estimated completion date is January 2016.
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 Dec. 5, 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-2013-20483.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated July 8, 2015, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the office that is processing your request. The estimated completion date for your request is January 2016.

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: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

This e-mail is a follow up to our August 2 response to you.

At this time, the new estimated completion date is February 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/response dates are provided, as applicable.
Regards,

Angela Burks
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

At this time, the new estimated completion date is February 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/response dates are provided, as applicable.

Dominique Cotten
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,

At this time, the estimated completion date is February 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

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

This is in reference to your e-mail dated March 2, 2016, inquiring about the status of your Freedom of Information Act request. A copy of your e-mail has been forwarded to the team that is processing your request. Our office has requested a status update and a new estimated completion date for your request. Information will be provided to you as soon as our office receives a response.

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: FOIA Status

Mr. Musgrave,

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

Mr. Musgrave,

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

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 response to your e-mail below dated September 1 concerning case control number F-2013-20483. At this time, there is no new information to provide concerning your request. The estimated completion date (ECD) for your request is still September 30, 2016.

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

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>.
Regards,
M. Tillery
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: FOIA Status

Dear 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 to review the material.

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

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.

I have again informed the case Analyst that is working on your case for an estimated completion date(ECD). Please note that 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<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Sincerely,
Katrina M. Wood
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 Branch Chief and 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.

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,

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 new estimated completion date (ECD) for this case is: February 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: U.S. Department of State

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