Premium Travel Reports FY2009-FY2013 (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-02340-F
Status
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From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the Fiscal Year 2009-2013 Premium Travel Reports created by your agency for submission to GSA per the Federal Travel Regulation. If you want clarification of the report I am looking for, please see this GSA website: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/27108

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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,

Jason Smathers

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Mr. Smathers,

This is to acknowledge receipt of your January 21, 2014, Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Veterans Affairs seeking records pertaining to Premium Travel Reports.

We received your request on January 22, 2014, and assigned it tracking number 14-02293-F.

Thank you.

Diane Cooke
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: Gbenou, Amy M.

Dear Mr. Smathers:

This email acknowledges your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request addressed to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In your January 21, 2014, request, you asked for:

“A copy of the Fiscal Year 2009-2013 Premium Travel Reports created by your agency for submission to GSA per the Federal Travel Regulation."

The FOIA Service received your request via email on January 22, 2014, and assigned it tracking number 14-02340-F. Please refer to this number when communicating with this office about your request.

The records you have requested, if they exist, would be maintained by the VA Financial Services Center. Therefore, we are referring your request to that office for a file search and a direct response to you. If you wish to know the status of your request, please contact them directly at the address below:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Financial Services Center (104/00)
1615 Woodward Street
FOIA Officer Robert Banks
Austin, Texas 78772 / Phone: 512-460-5200 / Fax: 512-460-5228

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

We appreciate your interest in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Customer service is very important to us. If you have questions about this email, please contact me at 202-632-7436 and refer to tracking number 14-02340-F.

Amy Gbenou
Department of Veterans Affairs
FOIA Service (005R1C)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

Phone: 202-632-7436
Fax: 202-632-7581
vacofoiaservice@va.gov
FOIA Service Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: MuckRock

Ms. Cooke and Ms. Gbenou:

Two different FOIA tracking numbers were assigned to this same request. Please clarify?

Thank you.

From: Gbenou, Amy M.

Good afternoon Mr. Smathers.

I apologize for this mistake. I will consult with Ms. Cooke about this issue. Ms. Cooke or I will contact you with the correct tracking number.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Amy Gbenou
Department of Veterans Affairs
FOIA Service (005R1C)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

Phone: 202-632-7436
Fax: 202-632-7581
vacofoiaservice@va.gov
FOIA Service Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: VACO FOIA Service Inbox

Mr. Smathers,

I apologize for the confusion concerning two tracking numbers which were assigned to your January 21, 2014, FOIA request.
The correct tracking number is 14-02340-F which Ms. Gbenou sent to you in her acknowledgement email below.

Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention.

Sincerely.

Diane Cooke
Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: 202-632-7419
Fax: 202-632-7581
Hotline: 1-877-750-3642

From: Robert L. Banks III (Rob)

February 19, 2014

Jason Smathers

P.O. Box 55819,

Boston, MA 02205-5819

Dear Mr. Smathers:

This letter is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request dated January 21, 2014 in which you asked for a copy of "A
copy of the Fiscal Year 2009-2013 Premium Travel Reports created by your
agency for submission to GSA per the Federal Travel Regulation.

(If you want clarification of the report I am looking for, please see this
GSA website: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/27108 )".

Your request was received in this office on January 23, 2014. We are
processing your request and our response will be forthcoming.

Sincerely,

Robert Banks

FOIA Officer

Robert L. Banks III (Rob)

EEO Manager

Veterans Affairs Financial Services Center

Voice: 512-460-5200

Email: Robert.banks2@va.gov

From: Banks, Robert

Requested information for FOIA Request #14-02340-F you'll find attached to
this email. Please review all information attached and if there's questions
please direct them back to this office and reference your FOIA request
number 14-02340-F.

Sincerely,

Robert Banks

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