Paid Leave materials provided to Rep. Issa and Sen. Grassley (United States Agency for International Development)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the United States Agency for International Development of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-00214-15
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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: Smith, Pamela

June 09, 2015
Dear Mr. Michael  Morisy,
Attached is an acknowledgement letter assigning the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) number to your request.  You will be notified shortly of the assigned Government Information Specialist that will be processing this FOIA request.  If you have questions, please contact us on 202 712-0960 or by e-mail at
foia@usaid.gov. (mailto:foia@usaid.gov)
Pamela A. Smith
USAID
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division
M"oving Development Forward

From: Frazier, Kimberly

June 10, 2015
Dear Mr. Morisy:
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) regrets the delay in responding to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.  Unfortunately, USAID is experiencing a backlog of FOIA requests. Please know that USAID management is very committed in remedying the FOIA backlog.  This acknowledges receipt of your June 6, 2015 FOIA request to the USAID.
Specifically, you requested communications between USAID and the offices of Senator Chuck Grassley and Representative Darrell Issa regarding their office's queries on the use of paid leave by USAID, as well as any materials or presentations prepared for or provided to the offices of Grassley and Issa as part of USAID's response to their inquiries.
Your request has been assigned to Dexter Johnson.  You may contact Dexter by phone on (202) 216-3205 or by email at dejohnson
, and refer to the subject-referenced case number in your correspondence.  If additional information is required to assist USAID search for responsive records, the Government Information Specialist assigned to your request will contact you. (mailto:dejohnson@usaid.gov) @usaid.gov
Thank you for your continued patience and interest in USAID.
Sincerely,
Kimberly D. Frazier
Senior Government Information Specialist
Bureau for Management
Office of Management Services
Information and Records Division

From: Dexter Johnson

Good morning, Mr. Morisy,

Attached is the final response to your June 6, 2015 Freedom of Information
Act request to the United States Agency for International Development. Due
to the size of the responsive documents, I will send a second email to you
with the remainder of the documents.

v/r

*Dexter E. Johnson*
*Government Information Specialist (FOIA) *
*USAID - US Agency for International Development *
*Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Information and
Records Division (M/MS/IRD) *
*RRB - 2.07C - **Washington, DC 20523*
*Direct: (202) 712-4618 <%28202%29%20712-4618>** | dejohnson@usaid.gov
<dejohnson@usaid.gov>*

From: Dexter Johnson

Mr. Morisy,

As promised, please find the remaining responsive documents attached.

*Dexter E. Johnson*
*Government Information Specialist (FOIA) *
*USAID - US Agency for International Development *
*Bureau for Management, Office of Management Services, Information and
Records Division (M/MS/IRD) *
*RRB - 2.07C - **Washington, DC 20523*
*Direct: (202) 712-4618 <%28202%29%20712-4618>** | dejohnson@usaid.gov
<dejohnson@usaid.gov>*

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