OSC Garneau letter from VA

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Office of Special Counsel of the United States of America.
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) A letter, dated Dec. 15, 2014, sent by the Office of Special Counsel to the undersecretary of the VA, and other agencies, regarding Dennis and Heather Garneau, employees of the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA.

I ask that all fees be waived for this request as I am a journalist employed by the Lowell Sun and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purposes.

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.


Todd Feathers

From: Haynesworth, Joan (DECERIS LLC)

Good afternoon Mr. Feathers:

The VACO FOIA Service received your electronic Freedom of Information
Act request dated January 26, 2017, in which you requested a copy of a
letter dated Dec 15.2014, sent by the Office of Special Counsel to the
Under Secretary of the VA and other agencies regarding Dennis & Heather
Garneau, employees of the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital in
Bedford, MA.

I have attached the Department of Veterans Affairs' acknowledgment letter.
The attached letter provides you with the referral information.

This concludes the FOIA Service's response to your request.

Thank you and have a great day.

Joan Haynesworth, FOIA Analyst (Contractor)
Dept. of Veterans Affairs/FOIA Service (005R1C)VA
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 632-8466
Fax: (202) 632-7581
FOIA Service Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: Office of Special Counsel

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From: Cephas, Tracy

Good Afternoon Mr. Feathers,

Attached to this message is VHA's acknowledgment of your FOIA Request. Your
request has been transferred to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel for
action. Please let me know if you should have any questions.

I would kindly appreciate your confirmation of receipt of this email. A
hard copy of the attached letter will not follow in postal mail unless
specifically requested by you.


Mrs. Tracy R. Cephas, Staff Assistant

VHA Central Office FOIA Office (10P2C1)

810 Vermont Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20420

Office: 202-461-5879

Fax: 202-273-9387

Email: <mailto:Tracy.Cephas@va.gov> Tracy.Cephas@va.gov


"I am a Disabled Army Veteran and former Army Civilian and I CARE!"

From: Office of Special Counsel

The request has been rejected by the agency.