Research Misconduct

Phillip Klesius filed this request with the USDA, U.S. Department of Agriculture, ARS of the United States of America.
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From: Phillip Klesius

ARS Stasia Hutchison FOIA fails to respond to FOIA research misconduct.

From: Phillip Klesius

To Whom It May Concern:

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

I request all records, documents, electronic communications, email and letter from and to ARS Director pertaining ARScresearch misconuct investigation closed at Auburn, Al by Jacobs-Young, ARS Director. The location of delations, crossed out to partly crossed out but not blacked to make impossible read in electronic. ARS has history for wanting call to FOIA after filing, if ARS needs specific questions answered, please do this to MuchRock, directly in writing, clear and consist definition, NO calls.

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,

Phillip Klesius

From: reefoia

Phillip Klesius
Via MuckRock

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated October 18, 2016, addressed to Teresa McDuffie-Frye, Research, Education, and Economics (REE) Records Management Officer, for information concerning the research misconduct investigation closed at Auburn, Alabama. Because the REE FOIA Office administers the FOIA for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), your request was forwarded to this office for response. Your request was received in this office on October 24 and assigned FOIA No. 2017-REE-00317-F.

Specifically, your request is for:

"all records, documents, electronic communications, email and letter from and to ARS Director pertaining ARScresearch misconuct investigation closed at Auburn, Al by Jacobs-Young, ARS Director. The location of delations, crossed out to partly crossed out but not blacked to make impossible read in electronic."

Your request states that you are requesting information "from and to ARS Director" and "by Jacobs-Young, ARS Director." Please note that Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young is the ARS Administrator, not the ARS Director. Are you referring to the ARS Administrator? In addition, it is unclear what you are referring to when you state, "The location of delations, crossed out to partly crossed out but not blacked to make impossible read in electronic." Please clarify this statement. Please send your email addressing the above items to REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov<mailto:REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov>.

If you would like to discuss your request, please contact this office at 301-504-1655.

Sincerely,

Stasia Hutchison
Stasia Hutchison
FOIA/PA Officer, REE, USDA
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
GWCC, Room 1-2248, Mail Stop 5128
Beltsville, MD 20705-5128
stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov<mailto:stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov>
301-504-1655 (w) 301-504-1647 (fax)
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Reference Guide<http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=1398>

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From: Hutchison, Stasia

Phillip Klesius
Via MuckRock

This is to follow up on the email I sent to you on October 25, 2016, requesting clarification concerning your request.

Your request states that you are requesting information "from and to ARS Director" and "by Jacobs-Young, ARS Director." Please note that Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young is the ARS Administrator, not the ARS Director. Are you referring to the ARS Administrator? In addition, it is unclear what you are referring to when you state, "The location of delations, crossed out to partly crossed out but not blacked to make impossible read in electronic." Please clarify this statement. Please send your email addressing the above items to REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov<mailto:REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov>.

If this office does not receive clarification from you by November 22, 2016, your request will closed on that date.

If you would like to discuss your request, please contact this office at 301-504-1655.

Sincerely,

Stasia Hutchison

From: Hutchison, Stasia

Phillip Klesius
Via MuckRock

This is to follow up on the emails I sent to you on October 25 and November 8, requesting clarification concerning your request.

Because this office has not received a response from you, your request has been closed.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of your request, please contact this office at 301-504-1655 or stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov<mailto:stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov>. You may also contact our FOIA Public Liaison or FOIA Requester Service Center at 301-504-1743 or REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov<mailto:REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov>.

Sincerely,

Stasia

Stasia Hutchison
FOIA/PA Officer, REE, USDA
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
GWCC, Room 1-2248, Mail Stop 5128
Beltsville, MD 20705-5128
stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov<mailto:stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov>
301-504-1655 (w) 301-504-1647 (fax)
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Reference Guide<http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=1398>

From: Phillip Klesius

you got response it is not close.

From: Hutchison, Stasia

Phillip Klesius

Your request was closed since you did not respond to our emails requesting clarification.

Sincerely,

Stasia Hutchison

From: Phillip Klesius

my appeal to USDA has 28 days on research misconect. Your emai
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phillip klesius, PhD. Sorry to bad.

From: Phillip Klesius

my appeal to USDA has 28 days on research misconect. Your emai
!
phillip klesius, PhD. Sorry to bad.

From: Phillip Klesius

my appeal to USDA has 28 days on research misconect. Your emai
!
phillip klesius, PhD. Sorry to bad.

From: Phillip Klesius

my appeal to USDA has 28 days on research misconect. Your emai
!
phillip klesius, PhD. Sorry to bad.

From: Phillip Klesius

my appeal to USDA has 28 days on research misconect. Your emai
!
phillip klesius, PhD. Sorry to bad.

From: Phillip Klesius

based on your inquies , not Director but Adminstrator of ARS, is the same. The statement is the cross out is my right to request this not be done. The inquies you to close case, show that ARS does not want find ARS did research misconduct and not documents to not disclosed.
This close case before you tried to wanted due in a previous Email charter.net. I will do FOiA again on Research Misconduct if needed.

that ARS

From: Hutchison, Stasia

Dr. Klesius

Your request, which was assigned FOIA No. 2017-REE-00317-F, was closed on November 22, 2016. I requested clarification from you on October 25, 2016. When I didn't hear from you, I sent another email on November 8 to follow up on my October 25 emails. I let you know that your request would be closed on November 22 if I did not hear back from you. Since I did not hear from you, I sent an email to you on November 28 letting you know that your request had been closed. The email trail below shows that you did not provide any clarification concerning your request until December 2.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of your request, please our FOIA Public Liaison at 301-504-1743 or REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov<mailto:REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov>.

Sincerely,

Stasia Hutchison

Stasia Hutchison
FOIA/PA Officer, REE, USDA
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
GWCC, Room 1-2248, Mail Stop 5128
Beltsville, MD 20705-5128
stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov<mailto:stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov>
301-504-1655 (w) 301-504-1647 (fax)
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Reference Guide<http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=1398>

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