Request For Correspondence With Howard Gutman

Ryan J. Reilly filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America.
Tracking # F-2011-01708
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Ryan J. Reilly

To Whom It May Concern:

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

e-mails or cables to, from or about: Howard Gutman or the Ambassador to Belgium between August 14, 2009 and present that mention (a) his management style and/or his interactions with Embassy staffers; (b) the event held in commemoration of July 4th in the summer of 2010; (c) any requests for reassignment to another embassy.

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,

Ryan J. Reilly
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From: Department of State

From: United States Department of State

Good Afternoon,

I am contacting you today to ask if the request for FOIA case 201101708 can be narrowed down in subject. The subject is quite broad and may result in documents that you are not looking for and a increase of cost/fees.
Please respond as quickly as possible so that we can move forward with your case.

Avonne Stewart
Program Analyst
A/GIS/IPS/EAN
Statutory Compliance & Research Division
United States Department of State
StewartAC@state.gov (Email)
202.261.8473 (Office)
202.261.8588 (Fax)

From: Ryan J. Reilly

I'd like to discuss narrowing down my FOIA request. Could you get in touch? 202-758-3048 ext. 208 or ryan@talkingpointsmemo.com.

Thanks,

Ryan J. Reilly

From: Ryan J. Reilly

Wanted to check in on the status of this FOIA request. My new email is ryan.reilly@huffingtonpost.com.

From: FOIA Request

Your query has been forwarded to the FOIA Requester Status mailbox for reply.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 19, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

The estimated completion date for case number F-2011-01708 is December 2013. Regards,

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 19, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2011-01708.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 19, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2011-01708.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Reilly,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested an estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 19, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2011-01708.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 19, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2011-01708.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Ryan Reilly,

The estimated completion date (ECD) for case number F-2011-01708 is: March 31, 2014 and I will be sending you the ECD for case number F-2011-05059 momentarily.

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are “strictly” estimates and not intended to be used as “actual” dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Thank you,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

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This e-mail is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Ryan Reilly,

The estimated completion date (ECD) for case number F-2011-01708 is: March 31, 2014 and I will be sending you the ECD for case number F-2011-05059 momentarily.

- ECDs are subject to change.
- ECDs are “strictly” estimates and not intended to be used as “actual” dates of completions, due to various extenuating factors, which are beyond the control of the Branch, which may or may not include coordination with other Agencies during the process (referrals, concurrences, etc.).
Interim release dates are provided, as applicable

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Thank you,
Katrina Wood
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

This e-mail is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 19, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2011-01708.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Reilly,

I have contacted the Case Analyst and requested a new estimated completion date for your case. The Analyst will contact the bureaus doing the searches and the individuals reviewing the material. This will take some time because each case is different. The search and review time varies. The time depends on the complexity of information requested and the time it takes to review the material.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 19, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2011-01708.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Reilly,

I checked the status of this case and it was closed on 05/02/2014. You were informed of this in the letter that was sent to you on that date. If you wish to obtain records from the U.S. Department of State you will need to submit a new request. When you do a new case number will be generated.

Please reference the old case number in your new request in case the team reviewing the material needs to access information from the old case file. Before you submit a new request please read the instructions and pay particular attention to the "Checklist for Personal Records" and the "Certification of Identity".

http://www.state.gov/m/a/ips/

How to make a request for Personal Records:

http://foia.state.gov/Request/PersonalRecords.aspx

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov<mailto:foiastatus@state.gov>

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Per our records this response letter was not received. Please resent to:

MuckRock News
Dept MR455
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 19, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2011-01708.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Reilly,

Your request for status update has been forwarded to the appropriate office for action.
Best,

Jennine A. Daniels
U.S. Department of State

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Reilly,

This case has been completed. A letter was mailed to you May 2, 2014 and this case is now considered closed.
Best,
Jennine A. Daniels

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Daniels,

We have not received the letter of May 2, 2014, which you say closed this request. Please resend it to:

MuckRock News
Dept MR455
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Thank you.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Ryan Reilly,

Your information has been forwarded to the appropriate office for action.
Regards,
Katrina Wood
FOIA Requester Service Center

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 19, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2011-01708.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Attached is a copy of the April 17, 2014 Department correspondence that completed action on the subject case. If the address needs updating, please email the correct address. Thank you.

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.

From: MuckRock

Hello,

The latest communication, originally from April of this year, indicated that there would be responsive documents attached. These were not included. Could you please resend the appropriate responsive documents?

Thank you very much.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Reilly,

Before we send you anything else, please provide the address you want the documents sent to.

U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: MuckRock News

Hello,

Please send responsive documents to:

MuckRock News
Dept MR 455
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Thank you very much.

From: FOIA Status

Mr. Reilly

The e-mail and information you sent in has been forwarded to the Analyst that worked on your case.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further concerns or have any questions regarding any FOIA-related matter, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center (FRSC) at (202) 261-8484, or fax us at (202) 261-8582 or send an e-mail to foiastatus@state.gov

Chris Barnes
U.S. Department of State
FOIA Requester Service Center
(202) 261-8484
foiastatus@state.gov

In accordance with Executive Order 12958, this message is UNCLASSIFIED

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 19, 2011. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #F-2011-01708.

Thank you for your help.

From: FOIA Status

Another request has been made the documents mailed to you in May 2014, re-mailed. It is my understanding that the documents were sent to the address you indicated at:

MuckRock News
Dept MR 455
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

Regards.

From: Department of State

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Department of State

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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