Pam Patenaude Daily Schedule/Itinerary

Jimmy Tobias filed this request with the Department of Housing and Urban Development of the United States of America.
Tracking #

18-FI-HQ-00157

Status
Completed

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From: Jimmy Tobias

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed.

I am a reporter for The Nation magazine and the requested documents will be made available to the general public. 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,

Jimmy Tobias

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hello,

Request 18-FI-HQ-00157 is asking for "all available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed."

The request is still currently being processed and you will be sent a response when processing is complete.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hello,

A search is still being conducted for your request and you will receive a response when search and review is completed.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hello,

Your request is still currently being processed and you will be sent a response when processing is complete.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hello,

Request 18-FI-HQ-00157 is asking for "all available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed."

The request is still currently being processed and you will be sent a response when processing is complete.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hello,

Request 18-FI-HQ-00157 is asking for "all available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed."

The request is still currently being processed and you will be sent a response when processing is complete.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hello,

Request 18-FI-HQ-00157 is asking for "all available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed."
The request is still currently being processed and you will be sent a response when processing is completed.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hello,

Request 18-FI-HQ-00157 is asking for "all available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed."

The request is still currently being processed and you will be sent a response when processing is completed.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hello,

Request 18-FI-HQ-00157 is asking for "all available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed."

The request is still currently being processed and you will be sent a response when processing is completed.

From: Jimmy Tobias

Hello there,

I am writing to check on the status of this request. It has been almost eight months since I asked for Ms. Patenaude's calendar. I'd love to get my hands on it as soon as possible without having to appeal or turn to the courts. If you get a chance, could you let me know when I can expect to get these documents? Thank you so much for your help.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hello,

Your request asks for calendar entries of Pam Patenaude. It requires utilization of the Department's eDiscovery tool for a search for responsive records. The Department's eDiscovery tool is contracted with a third-party. The system utilized by this contractor auto-assigns a collection date on a first-in-first-out basis, and is capable of collecting records for a set number of custodians per day. As a result, the Department does not maintain direct control over the collection process and cannot alter the scheduled collection date for a particular request.

Given the high volume of requests for eDiscovery searches, the third-party system is operating at capacity with a significant backlog. Once the record collection has been completed, responsive records will be delivered to the FOIA Branch for review. At that time, we will work diligently to finalize your request as quickly as possible.

From: Jimmy Tobias

Thanks so much for the update and for explaining the eDiscovery tool. I appreciate it.

Under the FOIA law, however, as I understand it, federal agencies are required to produce records within a 20 day timeframe. It has been eight months. I'll hope to receive these records soon, but may be forced to seek relief.

Thank you again for your help.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hello,

The eDisvovery tool works in the manner I explained below.

Your patience is appreciated while the request you submitted is brim processed

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hello,

Your request asks for calendar entries of Pam Patenaude. It requires utilization of the Department's eDiscovery tool for a search for responsive records. The Department's eDiscovery tool is contracted with a third-party. The system utilized by this contractor auto-assigns a collection date on a first-in-first-out basis, and is capable of collecting records for a set number of custodians per day. As a result, the Department does not maintain direct control over the collection process and cannot alter the scheduled collection date for a particular request.

Given the high volume of requests for eDiscovery searches, the third-party system is operating at capacity with a significant backlog. Once the record collection has been completed, responsive records will be delivered to the FOIA Branch for review. At that time, we will work diligently to finalize your request as quickly as possible.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Hello,

You should receive a response by February 22, 2019.

From: Jimmy Tobias

Thank you very much for the update.

I will inform the Department shortly whether I plan to file litigation in response to the numerous other delays I have received in regard to related FOIA requests.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Tobias
248-763-0088

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

If all your requests are related to emails and/or calendars the process is quite lengthy.

From: Jimmy Tobias


I sincerely appreciate the Department's FOIA team working on my requests, and I understand that it is laboring under a variety of constraints, but at this point the Department is in pretty severe violation of the time requirements laid out in FOIA and I am afraid I am going to have to turn to the courts to get the matter sorted out. I am certainly willing to wait until February to receive all of the documents and calendars I have requested, but if I haven't received them by then I will likely have to take a different course of action.

Thank you again for your help on this!

Jimmy Tobias

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Understandable, but anticipate a response being sent to you by that point in time.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

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I will receive a notification when the contractor starts working on the keyword request and then a final notification when the data is ready.

When they have reached that point I will send you notification with an estimated date when the data will be ready for me to review.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Your request for all available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed, is being reviewed.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Your request for all available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed, is being reviewed.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Your request for all available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed, is being reviewed.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Your request for all available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed, is being reviewed.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Your request for all available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed, is being reviewed.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Your request for all available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed, is being reviewed.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Your request for all available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed, is being reviewed.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Your request for all available calendars, daily itineraries, and schedules of activities for Pam Patenaude, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, from September 15 2017 through the date this request is processed, is being reviewed.

From: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Mr. Tobias,

Attached, please find the Department's response to FOIA 18-FI-HQ-00157. This was originally being processed by Eugene McGirt, who is no longer with HUD.
Best,

Ethan G. Bodell, Esq.
Government Information Specialist
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of the Executive Secretariat

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