|Submitted||Feb. 14, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
All policy directives written and promulgated by VA based off directives in the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. These new rules should be focused on, but are not limited to, "performance improvement plans," "grievance," "adverse action," "union," and "public-private partnerships."
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.
Dear Mr. Craven,
This is to acknowledge your electronic FOIA request dated February 14, 2018, to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requesting all policy directives written and promulgated by VA, based off directives in the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. These new rules should be focused on, but are not limited to, "performance improvement plans," "grievance," "adverse action," and "public-private partnerships."
The FOIA Service received your request on February 15, 2018, and assigned it FOIA tracking number 18-04854-F. Please refer to this number when communicating with the VA about this request.
The records you requested are maintained at the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection. Your request has been referred to Mr. Mikio Manuel at the following address:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Attention: Mr. Mikio Manuel
Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection (OAWP)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW (70A)
Washington, DC 20420
Telephone: (202) 590-1540
Questions regarding the status of your request should be directed to Mr. Manuel.
We appreciate your interest in the VA.
If you have any further questions concerning this letter, you may contact Ms. Barbara Brown at (202) 632-7382.
Barbara J. Brown
Government Information Specialist, FOIA Service
Office of Privacy, Quality, Privacy, and Risk (QPR)
Office of Information and Technology (OI&T)
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"To instill and promote a culture of quality, privacy and risk management in collaboration with our business partners to enable a better Veteran experience."
Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in which you are asking for correspondence." Attached please find policy directives written and promulgated by VA based off directives in the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.
You have the right to appeal this determination. You may do so by writing to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of General Counsel (024), 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. 20420. The appeal letter must be postmarked no later than sixty (60) calendar days after the date of the adverse determination. The envelope and the letter should be marked: "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT APPEAL." The appeal letter must clearly state the reason for the appeal. The appeal letter should also include: (1) the name of the FOIA Officer, (2) the address of the component, (3) the date of the component's determination, if any, and (4) the precise subject matter of the appeal.
If you do appeal only a portion of the determination, you must specify which part of the determination you are appealing. Please enclose a copy of this letter and your original request. You may also include a daytime telephone number in case the Office of General Counsel needs additional information.
No fees are being charged for the processing of this request.
This concludes the Human Resources and Administration response to your request.
Teresa L. Days
Office of Human Resources and Administration