Responses to Congressional Committees (Department of Education)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the U.S. Department of Education of the United States of America.
Tracking # 13-01430-F
Est. Completion None
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Fix Required

Communications

From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all responses sent to Congressional committees between Jan.1, 2008 and the date that this request is processed. These communications are stored together and should be easily accessible.

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,

Michael Morisy

From: ED FOIA Manager

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

FOIA REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

FOIA Tracking Number: 13-01430-F
Name of Requester: Michael Morisy
E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
Date of Request: 05/06/2013
Date Request Received: 05/06/2013

Your request (below) has been forwarded to the appropriate office within the Department to search for responsive documents. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 401–8365 or by e-mail at EDFOIAManager@ed.gov (please include the case tracking number).

Thank you.

From: Cook, Elise

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Please see the attached document that is in response to your FOIA Fee Waiver request.

Thank you.

From: Caliguiran, Arthur

Dear Mr. Morisy,

We have tasked your request to one of our program offices and their correspondence tracking system metadata does not consistently include any indication of whether a Member of Congress is writing on behalf of a Congressional Committee, or in his individual capacity as a Member of Congress, so they are unable to conduct an effective search as requested. They do log the name and address of the writer and a description of the subject matter of the letter. Can we narrow the scope of the search to correspondence that is initiated by Congressional members? If not, we will run the search for incoming and outgoing correspondence from Congressional members. Producing the log will not be a problem but reviewing the content of the logs will take time because some personal identifiable information (PII) may exist. Also, since the logs will be voluminous, we are asking also if we can narrow the time frame that you are requesting. If this is not what you are requesting, can you specifically describe what correspondence you are seeking?

Additionally, be advised that if we have not received a response within 30 calendar days of the date of this e-mail, FOIA Request No. 13-01278-F will be administratively closed. If you have questions or wish to discuss this matter in greater detail, please feel free to contact me between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Sincerely,

Art C. Caliguiran, CIPP/G
FOIA Public Liaison
FOIA Service Center, OM/PIRMS
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW, Room 2E349
Washington, DC 20202-4510

From: Department of Education

A fix is required to perfect the request. The request has been rejected as being too vague, burdensome or otherwise unprocessable.

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