Refinery29 Media Request For Title IX Complaint Records

Molly Longman filed this request with the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights of the United States of America.
Tracking #

22-00263-F

Due Nov. 10, 2021
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Molly Longman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all Title IX complaints involving The University of Nebraska Lincoln within the past 5 years.

In order to help to determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am a representative of the news media affiliated with Refinery29 and Vice Media Group, and this request is made as part of news gathering and not for a commercial use.

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.

Sincerely,

Molly Longman

From: Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Good Afternoon,

Based on the notes, it appears this request is currently on hold while the analyst attempts to clarify the search parameters.

Thank you,
ED FOIA Manager

From: Molly Longman

Thank you for letting me know. Do you know when it will be off hold, by chance? Thank you!

From: Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Good Afternoon,

The request below was aggregated into request number 22-00263-F. Search is being conducted for records.

Sandra L. Lewandowski
FOIA Service Center
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW, Room 7C108
Washington, DC 20202-4510
FOIA Hotline (202) 401-8365

From: Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Dear Molly Longman,

Please find attached above the 20 Day Status Notification to your FOIA request.

Thank you,

Lawanna Harrod

FOIA Service Center
US Department of Education
(202) 401-8365

From: Molly Longman

Hi, Sandra!

I hope this note finds you well. I'm reaching out because I saw that this request was aggregated to be similar to my other request, but I am confused because when I look the number up in this tracker (https://foiaxpress.pal.ed.gov/app/CheckStatus.aspx) it says "responsive documents have been delivered." However, I have not received any documents that I can find, and don't have a sign in on the Department of Education's site. Where would I find them if they'd been delivered? Thank you!

Warm regards,
Molly

From: Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Good morning. No documents have been delivered for this request. What was delivered was the 20-day notification with an attached letter on 11/19/2021.

LaWanna Harrod

From: Molly Longman

Hi LaWanna:

That makes sense. Is there any update for when this will be delivered? Also is it too late to be a bit more specific in my request? Thank you!

Molly

From: Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Good Morning,
This e-mail is in response to your request for a status on the subject PA request: # 22-00263-F
Status: Pending
Conducting Search for responsive records is still pending. The program office assigned to search for records responsive to your request is still conducting its search. Once the search for responsive records has been completed the status will be updated accordingly. In the interim, you can monitor the status of your request via email to EDFOIAManager@ed.gov<mailto:EDFOIAManager@ed.gov>.
The analyst that has been assigned to your request has been notified in hopes to provide you with additional information when possible.
If you would like to call us and reach out for more information regarding your case please feel free to do so.
Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of Education FOIA Service Center
ED FOIA Manager
U.S. Department of Education
FOIA Service Center
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20202
FSC Hotline: (202) 401-8365
FSC Fax: (202) 401-0920
EDFOIAManager@ed.gov<mailto:EDFOIAManager@ed.gov>

From: Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Good afternoon,

This e-mail is in response to your request for a status on the subject FOIA request: REQUEST # 22-00263-F

Status: Pending

Conducting Search for responsive records. The program office assigned to search for records responsive to your request is still conducting its search. Once the search for responsive records has been completed the status will be updated accordingly. Please refer to the FOIA tracking number to check the status of your FOIA request at the link provided below:

https://foiaxpress.pal.ed.gov/app/CheckStatus.aspx

We understand how important your FOIA Request is to you and want to handle it as soon as possible but we must process all FOIA request in their order of receipt. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Ijah Wilson
FOIA Service Center, FSC
U.S. Department of Education
Ijah.Wilson@ed.gov

From: Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Good Afternoon,

This e-mail is in response to your request for a status on the subject FOIA request: 22-00263-F

Status has changed from “Pending” to “Documents Added to Review Log”

The FOIA Service Center is currently reviewing the responsive documents for FOIA Request 22-00263-F and we are working on an interim response. We understand how important your FOIA Request is to you and want to handle it as soon as possible but we must process all FOIA request in their order of receipt. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Please refer to the FOIA tracking number to check the status of your FOIA request at the link provided below moving forward:

https://foiaxpress.pal.ed.gov/app/CheckStatus.aspx
Best Regards,

Ijah Wilson
FOIA Service Center, FSC
U.S. Department of Education
(202) 401-8365

From: Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Dear Molly Longman,

This e-mailis to update you on the status of the subject FOIA request: REQUEST# 22-00263-F
Status:
•            Reviewing Records – In Progress
Once the Reviewing Records process has been completed a final responsewill be released to you.  The Government Information Specialist will provide a final response to you atthat time. Currently, there is not a target date for completion of the review ofrecords but feel free to check back in the interim for an update.  You canmonitor the status of your request via the Department’s FOIA Web page below: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/foia/foiatoc.html
We understand how important your FOIA Request is to you and want tohandle it as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience. The analyst that has been assigned to yourrequest has been notified to provide you with additional information.
Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of Education FOIA ServiceCenter!
Kind regards,
ED FOIA Manager

From: Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Good Afternoon,

We have received responsive documents from the Program office that is processing your request. Those documents are currently under review for release. We will be releasing documents on an interim basis.

ED FOIA Manager

From: Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Good afternoon,

We recently received documents from the last two agencies we were waiting to hear from. These documents are pending QC/QA review for any applicable FOIA exemptions/redactions. Once approved by the final review team, the documents will be released to you.

Kind regards,

Alison Langley
FOIA Service Center
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20202-4510
FOIA Hotline (202) 401-8365

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