Paid Leave materials provided to Rep. Issa and Sen. Grassley (Department of Energy)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.
Tracking # HQ-2015-01423-F
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Communications

From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Communications between this agency and the offices of Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Darell Issa regarding their office's queries on the use of paid leave by this agency, as well as any materials or presentations prepared for or provided to the offices of Grassley and Issa as part of this agency's response to their inquiries.

These queries are noted publicly here:

http://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-issa-seek-agency-explanation-federal-workers-long-term-paid-leave

And the existence of responsive materials is noted publicly here:

“We’re still analyzing the responses but what we’re seeing so far causes concern,” Grassley said in a statement Wednesday. “The responding agencies spent tens of millions of dollars in one year alone to put employees on administrative leave for one month or more, often when administrative leave wasn’t the most appropriate action to take. Agencies need to do a better job of protecting the taxpayers from abusively long or inappropriate paid leave.”

As reported by the Washington Post here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2014/10/22/paid-not-to-work-for-a-year-or-more-gop-lawmakers-ask-federal-agencies-why/

Grassley and Issa wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services; the Social Security Administration; the Treasury Department; the Department of Veterans Affairs; the Small Business Administration; the Agency for International Development; the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the Department of the Interior; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Department of Energy; the Department of Defense; the Department of Commerce; the Department of Agriculture; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the Office of Personnel Management; the Department of Transportation; and the Department of Homeland Security.

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 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,

Michael Morisy

From: Department of Energy

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Energy

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 June 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #HQ-2015-01423-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Humphrey, Shonda (CONTR)

Good Morning Mr. Morisy,

The Office of the Executive Secretariat is continuing to process your request and anticipates providing a response before or by July 28, 2015. If you have any questions relating to the Office of Inspector General's portion of the request, please contact Ms. Adrienne Martin, at IG-12/Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585, or on (202)586-1653.

Thank you and please feel free to give me a call if you have any questions.

Kind regards,
Shonda Humphrey
(202)586-6097

From: Pervaiz, Mohammad (CONTR)

Mr. Morisy,

Please find attached the DOE's Office of the Executive Secretariat's final response to your above filed FOIA request. Thank you.

M. Omer Pervaiz, Esq.
Central Research, Contractor to the
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-586-7504

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