Premium Travel Reports FY2009-FY2013 (US Army Judge Advocate General)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Army Contracting Command of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-F-0460
Status
Completed

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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: Thomas, Lisa CIV (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Mr. Smathers,

I am writing to notify you that the Office of The Judge Advocate General,
Administrative Law Division does not have any records responsive to your
FOIA request. This office is not a record custodian. However, I referred
your FOIA request for the FY2009-FY2013 Premium Travel Reports to the
following FOIA Office:

Army Contracting Command National Capital Region
Chief Attorney & Legal Services Directorate
200 Stovall Street, 11th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22332
Email: usarmy.ncr.hqda-acc-ncr.mbx.foia@mail.mil

The Army contracting Command National Capital Region will respond to you
directly. I have closed your FOIA request with this office. Thank you.

v/r,
Lisa Thomas
Office of the Judge Advocate General
2200 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC20310

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

From: Burgosperez, Jose L CIV USARMY HQDA OAA (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Mr. Smathers,

The Department of the Army does not provide Premium Travel Reports to GSA.
The Defense Travel Management Office is the DoD reporting office to GSA. If
this is the information you are requesting, I will refer your request to the
DoD FOIA Office.

Respectfully,

Jose L. Burgos
Program Manager, Freedom of Information Act
Special Programs Office
Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
(703) 545-9139

From: Burgosperez, Jose L CIV USARMY HQDA OAA (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Mr. Smathers,

Last week I asked you to inform this office of the scope of your request
(see email below). If we do not hear
from you by February 14, 2013, we will administratively close your request.

Respectfully,

Jose L. Burgos
Program Manager, Freedom of Information Act
Special Programs Office
Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
(703) 545-9139

From: Jason Smathers

Yes, please refer my request to The Defense Travel Management Office. Thank you.

From: Hargis, Yasmeen S CIV WHS ESD (US)

Good morning Mr. Smathers,

This responds to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for "a copy of Fiscal Year 2009-2013 Premium Travel Reports created by your agency for submission to GSA." Your request was received in this office on February 12, 2014, and assigned case number 14-F-0460.

The reports you request were recently released in part in response to another case, and subsequently posted on our electronic Reading Room. To access the reports, please see: http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/Personnel_and_Personnel_Readiness/Personnel/. The reports are listed under the heading "Other Personnel Related Documents."

Ms. Cortina M. Barnes, Defense Human Resources Activity, Program Analyst, in her capacity as FOIA Initial Denial Authority (IDA), determined release of the five reports. The reports have information excised pursuant to Exemption 6 of the FOIA, 5 U.S.C. ยง 552(b)(6), which pertains to the protection of personal privacy of individuals.

Your request will be closed in this office. If you are not satisfied with this action, you may appeal to the appellate authority, the Director of Administration and Management, Office of the Secretary of Defense, by writing directly to the Defense Freedom of Information Policy Office, Attn: Mr. James Hogan, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301-1155. Your appeal should be postmarked within 60 calendar days of the date of this electronic mail, should cite case number 14-F-0460, and should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

Thank you,
Yasmeen Hargis, FOIA Analyst
For Suzanne Council, Senior Advisor on behalf of Paul J. Jacobsmeyer, Chief, Office Freedom of Information
Office of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Staff FOIA Requester Service Center
1155 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1155
P: (571) 372-0420
F: (571) 372-0480
http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/

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