Records on Staff Departures and New Hires at CFPB

Paul Gottinger filed this request with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of the United States of America.
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From: Paul Gottinger

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of records documenting the number of employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau who have left their positions/were terminated/retired for the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, as well as a copy of records documenting the number of new employees hired to work for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

I am a career journalist with work that has appeared at The Daily Beast among other publications. I am willing to pay any reasonable expenses associated with this request, however, as the purpose of the requested disclosure is in full conformity with the statutory requirements for a waiver of fees, I formally request such a waiver.

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 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.


Paul Gottinger

From: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dear Mr. Gottinger,

Please see the attached acknowledgement letter that references your FOIA request dated January 11, 2019 that was submitted to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP).

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Bureau's FOIA Service Center at 1-855-444-FOIA (3642) or (

Thank you.

FOIA Public Liaison

From: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Good Morning,

Please be advised that the BCFP FOIA Office has a backlog of pending FOIA requests. We are diligently working to process each request in the order in which it was received. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

In response to your request for a status update for FOIA Request #: BCFP-2019-0156-F, your request has been closed and granted in full. It was sent to you on 2/7/19. If for any reason you did not receive the attachment, please let us know.

Thank you,

FOIA Public Liaison | FOIA Office
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Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
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