Outstanding Debts Owed to United States Military Academy by Former Cadets

J.K. Trotter filed this request with the United States Military Academy of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # FP-16-017809, 16-HQ-1384
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From: FOIA/PA

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J. K. Trotter,

Please see attached file concerning your FOIA request.

Regards,

Joanne Nocton
Management Assistant
Freedom Of Information Act/Privacy Act Office
DHR-Administrative Service Branch
USAG West Point
646 Swift Road
West Point, NY 10996
(845) 938-7311
foia/pa@usma.edu

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J.K. Trotter,

Attached is FOIA Case FP-16-017809/FA-16-0042.

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Joanne Nocton
Management Assistant
Freedom Of Information Act/Privacy Act Office
DHR-Administrative Service Branch
USAG West Point
646 Swift Road
West Point, NY 10996
(845) 938-7311
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From: J.K. Trotter

Hi Joanne,

The document you attached as the responsive record is just one page that says ““Follow Up with DFAS...” over and over again. That is not what my FOIA request asked for. Will I be receiving other records besides this one?

Thanks,
J.K. Trotter

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J.K. Trotter,

There were two pages of responsive documents that were part of your request, one page was sent to you and the other page was redacted and sent to the Initial Denial Authority (IDA) for their review, final release determination and direct response to you. The IDA information was sent to you in our final letter. Our office is unable to release any records that have been redacted, therefore you should be hearing from the IDA.

Regards,

Joanne Nocton
Management Assistant
Freedom Of Information Act/Privacy Act Office
DHR-Administrative Service Branch
USAG West Point
646 Swift Road
West Point, NY 10996
(845) 938-7311
foia/pa@usma.edu

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From: J.K. Trotter

Hi Joanne,

Thank you for the clarification. I’ll look out for a response from the IDA.

J.K. Trotter

From: FOIA/PA

Mr. Trotter,

In regards to FOIA FP-16-017809, your request is closed with this FOIA office and must follow up with the Initial Denial Authority (IDA) for final release determination. On June 7, 2016 we referred your case to the following IDA:

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
(FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND COMPTROLLER)
ATTN: SAFM-SACO
109 ARMY PENTAGON, RM 3E346
WASHINGTON, DC 20310-0109
USARMY.Pentagon.HQDA.DCS-G8.mbx.Army-G8-SACO@mail.mil

We reviewed your case and determined that West Point Military Academy is not the repository for all the documents you seek. The Resource Management Office can only retrieve 6 months of current debts after electronically processing them through Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). DFAS establishes the debt for collection and directly communicates debt instructions to former Cadets. For a more comprehensive response to your request you should resubmit a new FOIA request to the following agency:

Indianapolis FOIA/PA Program Manager
8899 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46249-0150
Office: 317-212-4591
Fax: 317-212-8802
Link: http://www.dfas.mil/foia/submitfoiarequest.html

I hope this information is of value and that we were able to assist you.

Regards,

Amos Maldonado
Management Assistant
Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Officer
DHR - Administrative Services Division
USAG West Point
646 Swift Road
West Point, NY 10996-1942
☎ (845) 938-7313 (Office)
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From: J.K. Trotter

To Whom It May Concern:

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

An index of outstanding debts owed to the United State Military Academy by former cadets who left or were otherwise discharged from the Academy. The existence of these debts has been widely reported in the news media:

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,135750,00.html

The index should include, for each outstanding debt, the amount, its repayment status, and the name of the debtor.

This request is being submitted solely under the Freedom of Information Act, not the Privacy Act. Please redact any information that would require a Privacy Act waiver to release.

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,
J.K. Trotter

From: Taylor, Ernest G CIV DFAS ZCT (US)

Mr. Trotter,

I have been assigned to your Freedom of Information Act request you sent in to Defense Finance and Accounting Service where you are requesting an index of outstanding debts owed to the US military academy by former cadets who left or were otherwise discharged from the Academy. Your DFAS request number attached to this FOIA is 16-HQ-1384.

This request was forwarded to the office who would have purview of this information. We should know more information by the end of next week.

If you have any questions about this FOIA, you can call or email me.

v/r
Ernest G. Taylor
Government Information Specialist
Corporate Communications
Defense Finance & Accounting Service
Comm: 317-212-8803
DSN: 699-8803
ernest.g.taylor.civ@mail.mil
dfas.foia@mail.mil

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From: Taylor, Ernest G CIV DFAS ZCT (US)

J.K. Trotter,

Attached documents are responsive to your request.

v/r
Ernest G. Taylor
Government Information Specialist
Corporate Communications
Defense Finance & Accounting Service
Comm: 317-212-8803
DSN: 699-8803
ernest.g.taylor.civ@mail.mil
dfas.foia@mail.mil

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