Office- or department-wide emails, DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Joshua Eaton filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2017-HQFO-00534
Status
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Communications

From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All office- or department-wide emails sent or received between Jan. 20, 2017, and the date your office processes this request, inclusive.

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 email 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,
Joshua Eaton

From: White, Bradley

Dear Mr. Eaton,

We have assigned case number 2017-HQFO-00534 to your request. (Please note that as of FY2017, all FOIA requests sent to CRCL are now assigned DHS HQ case numbers and are processed by FOIA staff in the DHS Privacy Office.)

Our records indicate that you were sent a letter asking for clarification, which I have attached.

Thank you,

Bradley E. White
FOIA Officer
Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Department of Homeland Security
Email: bradley.white@hq.dhs.gov

From: Joshua Eaton

Dear Mr. White,

Thank you for your note, and my apologies for not being more clear in my initial request. I am seeking (1) all emails sent to all DHS staff, and (2) all emails sent to all staff in the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, both from Jan. 20, 2017, to the date your office processes my request. This could, for example, include emails to an all-staff email list or memos on which all staff are copied. Does that clarify what I'm requesting?

Thank you for your time and help.

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

From: US DHS Privacy Office

Good Morning,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
Regards,
DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our
FOIA website (http://www.dhs.gov/foia)

From: Joshua Eaton

Thank you for your note. I am seeking two sets of records:

(1) any emails that were sent to all DHS staff *as a whole* — for example, emails on an all-staff list or memos on which all staff were copied, and
(2) any emails that were sent to all staff in the DHS Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties *as a whole* — for example, emails on an all-staff list or memos on which all staff were copied.

I am not seeking emails sent to individual staff members — only emails sent to the staff *as a whole*. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

From: US DHS Privacy Office

Good Morning, Attached is our final response to your request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486. Regards, DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Busch, Maura

Good morning Jason,

Per our phone conversation, you advised that your request would be satisfied at this time if we asked CRCL to search for non-administrative memos to their staff covering issues such as change of staffing or new policies.

Please confirm via email and we will forward to CRLC and will reach back if they need further clarification to conduct a search.
Thanks,

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Main: 1.866.431.0486
Direct: (202) 570-2018
Fax: (202) 343-4011
Visit our FOIA website<http://www.dhs.gov/foia>

From: Joshua Eaton

Dear Maura,

Thanks, again, for working with me to narrow this request. Your summary sounds exactly right. Thanks, again!

Best,
Joshua

From: Busch, Maura

Thx I will let you know what CRCL thinks after they review

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Main: 1.866.431.0486
Direct: (202) 570-2018
Fax: (202) 343-4011
Visit our FOIA website<http://www.dhs.gov/foia>

From: US DHS Privacy Office

Good Morning, Attached is our final response to your request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.  The records will be sent via separate email. Regards, DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Busch, Maura

Here are the records for the response.

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Main: 1.866.431.0486
Direct: (202) 570-2018
Fax: (202) 343-4011
Visit our FOIA website<http://www.dhs.gov/foia>

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Good Morning, Attached is our final response to your request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486. Regards, DHS Privacy Office Disclosure & FOIA Program
STOP 0655
Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20528-0655
Telephone:  1-866-431-0486 or 202-343-1743
Fax:  202-343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Joshua Eaton

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Joshua Eaton

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