OGE 202 USAID

Daniel Boguslaw filed this request with the United States Agency for International Development of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

F-00022-22

Est. Completion Nov. 22, 2021
Status
No Responsive Documents

Communications

From: Daniel Boguslaw

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All OGE Form 202, “Notice of Conflict of Interest Referral Form” sent to the Office of Government Ethics between 1/20/2021 and 10/7/2021.

As a member of the news media writing for outlets including The Nation, The New Republic, and The American Prospect, and therefore engaged in disseminating information in order to inform the public concerning actual Federal government activity I also would like to request expedited processing for this request. This information will be disseminated publicly on both Muckrock and in journalistic form in The Intercept.

As a member of the news media I also request that any fees for this request be waved.

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,

Daniel Boguslaw

From:

USAID has implemented maximum telework to promote social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Priorities in many of our operating units have shifted, thus impacting processing response times. Please note that USAID is unable to conduct a search for physical records while teleworking.  As a result, all search requests will be limited to electronic records, unless you notify us that you want your request to remain open until USAID employees have physical access to their workspaces. We appreciate your understanding during this time.  If you have any questions, please email us at foia@usaid.gov .  Thank you.

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V/r, FOIA Specialist US AID - US Agency for International Development FOIA Office Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Information and Records Division (M/MS/IRD) | foia@USAID.gov

From: United States Agency for International Development

October 18, 2021 RE:  USAID FOIA No. F-00022-22 (Acknowledgment Letter) Dear Mr. Boguslaw: Thank you for your letter dated October 16, 2021, requesting information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552.  The tracking number for your request is F-00022-22.  Please use this number when corresponding with our office. At this time, we are in the process of perfecting your request.  A perfected request for records reasonably describes such records and is made in accordance with published rules stating the time, place, fees (if any) and procedures to be followed.  This process includes reviewing the request for clarity and fee category determination and related commitment to pay, if applicable. Once your request is perfected, you will be notified of the FOIA Specialist assigned to process your case.  If you have questions, please contact us at .  Please cite the above-referenced number when corresponding with our office. (mailto:foia@usaid.gov) foia@usaid.gov Thank you. Sincerely, Starr Lewis
FOIA Specialist
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division

From: United States Agency for International Development

October 18, 2021 Re: USAID FOIA Request No. F-00022-22 (FOIA Specialist Assignment Email) Dear Mr.  Boguslaw: This acknowledges receipt of your October 16, 2021, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Specifically, you requested all OGE Form 202, “Notice of Conflict of Interest Referral Form” sent to the Office of Government Ethics between 1/20/2021 and 10/7/2021. Fee
You have been placed in the "All Others" fee category.  As such, you will be charged for search ($40 per hour) first two hours free, no fee for review, and duplication (first 100 pages free and $.10 per page thereafter).  You indicated a willingness to pay $ 0.00 for processing this request.  Should fees exceed this amount, we will notify you in writing before we continue processing. FOIA Specialist our request has been assigned to Rickey Polk Jr., FOIA Specialist.  You may contact Rickey Polk Jr. by email at rpolk@usaid.gov (mailto:rpolk@usaid.gov) . Please reference the tracking number cited above in any future correspondence. Extending the FOIA’s Time Limits due to Unusual Circumstances The FOIA provides that an agency  may extend its time limits when “unusual circumstances” occur in the processing of a request. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B)(i) (2016). Those “unusual circumstances” are set forth in the statute, 5 U.S.C § 552(a)(6)(B)(iii), and are described as: 1) The need to search for records from field facilities or other locations separate from the office processing the request; 2) The need to search, collect and examine voluminous records; and 3) The need for consultation with another agency. Based upon the records you have requested, we have determined that one or more unusual circumstances will occur during the processing of your request. Accordingly, your response time-limit has been extended beyond the 20 days required by statute; therefore, 10 additional processing days have been added to your request. To mitigate this action, you may limit the scope of the request so that it can be processed more quickly or to arrange an alternative time to respond. If you have any questions or wish to discuss reformulation or an alternative time frame for the processing of your request, you may contact the assigned FOIA Specialist noted above. You may also contact USAID’s FOIA Public Liaison, Christopher Colbow, at foia@usaid.gov.
Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services offered: Office of Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001 E-mail: ogis@nara.gov Telephone: 202-741-5770; Toll Free: 1-877-684-6448 Fax: 202-741-5769 Thank you for your interest in USAID. Sincerely,
Starr Lewis
FOIA Specialist
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division

  • USAID Mail - Freedom of Information Act Request_ OGE 202 USAID

From: United States Agency for International Development

Dear Mr. Boguslaw,

Thank you for your email.

The FOIA Specialist assigned to the referenced FOIA request is Mr. Rickey
Polk (cc'd) - Mr. Polk will be able to provide you with any details
pertaining to your request.

V/r,
Starr
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Starr Lewis
*FOIA Specialist *
*U.S. Agency for International Development *
*Bureau for Management *
*Office of Management Services*
*Information and Records Division *
*(M/MS/IRD) *
*Telephone Number: (202) 710-2036*
*email*: slewis@usaid.gov <slewis@usaid.gov>

From: United States Agency for International Development

Dear Mr. Boguslaw,

Thank you for your inquiry. I will provide you with the status by COB,
November 22, 2021.

USAID appreciates your continued support.

Respectfully,

Rickey L. Polk, Jr.

FOIA Specialist
*USAID* - U.S. Agency for International Development
Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division (M/MS/IRD)
USAID Annex| Phone: 202-705-2192
Email: - rpolk@usaid.gov

From: United States Agency for International Development

Dear Mr. Boguslaw,

Attached is the Final Response to your October 16, 2021, FOIA (Freedom of
Information Act) request to the United States Agency for International
Development. (Please see the memo for further information).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Respectfully,

Rickey L. Polk, Jr.
FOIA Specialist
*USAID* - U.S. Agency for International Development
Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division (M/MS/IRD)
USAID Annex| Phone: 202-705-2192
Email: - rpolk@usaid.gov

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