Shutdown communication with congress (Office of Personnel Management)

Jason Smathers filed this request with the Office of Personnel Management of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-00612
Status
Completed

Communications

From: Jason Smathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All congressional communication in September and October of 2013 referencing the possibility of a government shutdown or the actual shutdown occurring from Oct 1-16, 2013. Please include records between 9/1/2013 and 10/31/2013 or through the date this request is processed. Please note, this is not a request for future documents, but a request to include documents generated while this request is pending the first major search for records, as the courts have allowed. Please include communication to or from any member of congress or anyone acting upon a member of congress such as their staff member. Further, please include all communication from or on behalf of congressional committees, subcommittees, etc.

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,

Jason Smathers

From: Internet, FOIA

Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal and then go to court if we refuse to release records.

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Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees
Personnel folders (both military and civilian) and medical records for former Federal employees are stored at the National Personnel Records Center. To obtain a copy, please mail or fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number, date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last date of employment to: The National Personnel Records Center, 111 Winnebago Street, St. Louis, MO 63118-4126. Fax #: 314/801-9269. More information is available on their website at: http://archives.gov/locations/ .

Information About a Federal Background Investigation
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Thank you for contacting OPM's 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 Oct. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Internet, FOIA

Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal and then go to court if we refuse to release records.

Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees
Please note that OPM does not maintain official personnel folders or medical records for current or former Federal Employees (other than OPM employees). Current Federal employees can obtain these documents by contacting their employer's Human Resources office.

Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees
Personnel folders (both military and civilian) and medical records for former Federal employees are stored at the National Personnel Records Center. To obtain a copy, please mail or fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number, date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last date of employment to: The National Personnel Records Center, 111 Winnebago Street, St. Louis, MO 63118-4126. Fax #: 314/801-9269. More information is available on their website at: http://archives.gov/locations/ .

Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we encourage you to visit the OPM FOIA page at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/html/foia_contacts.asp for more information.

Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.

From: Internet, FOIA

Good afternoon, Mr. Smathers:

Attached is the acknowledgment letter for your October 18, 2013 FOIA request.

Also, please note that due to the high volume of requests received during the government shutdown and due to the Federal employees’ furlough, response time has been delayed for requests, especially requests received during that timeframe.

Thank you.

Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
E-mail: FOIA@opm.gov<mailto:FOIA@opm.gov>

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 Oct. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-00612.

Thank you for your help.

From: Internet, FOIA

Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal and then go to court if we refuse to release records.

Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency. Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom of Information/Privacy office.

Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number, date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last date of employment to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295

Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at: http://www.archives.gov/ .

Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and Privacy Act page at http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for more information.

Thank you for contacting OPM's 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 Oct. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-00612.

Thank you for your help.

From: Internet, FOIA

Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal and then go to court if we refuse to release records.

Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency. Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom of Information/Privacy office.

Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number, date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last date of employment to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295

Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at: http://www.archives.gov/ .

Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and Privacy Act page at http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for more information.

Thank you for contacting OPM's 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 Oct. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-00612.

Thank you for your help.

From: Internet, FOIA

Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal and then go to court if we refuse to release records.

Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency. Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom of Information/Privacy office.

Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number, date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last date of employment to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295

Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at: http://www.archives.gov/ .

Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and Privacy Act page at http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for more information.

Thank you for contacting OPM's 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 Oct. 18, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-00612.

Thank you for your help.

From: Internet, FOIA

Your request has been received by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requester Service Center in Washington, DC. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate OPM office for response as quickly as possible. If you have not visited the OPM - FOIA web page, we strongly encourage you to do so at http://www.opm.gov/efoia/ and review important information about the rules OPM follows in handling requests for records, such as: how to make a FOIA request; what fees may be charged; what records are available for public inspection; why some records are not released; and your right to appeal and then go to court if we refuse to release records.

Personnel and Medical Records for Current Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for current Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency. Therefore, for copies of your personnel records, if you are currently employed by the Federal government, please contact your agency's Freedom of Information/Privacy office.

Personnel and Medical Records for Former Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s, for most former civilian Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail or fax a signed and dated written request with your social security number, date of birth, the name of the last agency of employment, and the last date of employment to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)<http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/>
1411 Boulder Boulevard
Valmeyer, IL 62295

Fax #: 618-935-3014. More information is available on their website at: http://www.archives.gov/ .

Information About a Federal Background Investigation
If you need information about a federal background investigation, we encourage you to visit the OPM Federal Investigative Services FOIA and Privacy Act page at http://www.opm.gov/investigations/requesting-investigation-copies/ for more information.

Thank you for contacting OPM's FOIA Requester Service Center.

From: Carrington, Tonya D.

Dear Sir:

I was able to reach out to the program office responsible for processing your request. Your final response is pending
signature of the Director and expected to be delivered to you within the next 2 weeks. I apologize for the delay and I will
keep you posted should anything changes.
Best,
Tonya

Tonya D. Carrington
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Office of Personnel Management
(202) 606-5970
tonya.carrington@opm.gov<mailto:tonya.carrington@opm.gov>

From: Internet, FOIA

Mr. Smathers,

Please find attached the final response to your FOIA request. Your request is now considered closed in this office.

Thank you for your interest in Office of Personnel Management FOIA program and we look forward to serving you in the future.
Best,
OPM FOIA

From: Office of Personnel Management

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

From: Office of Personnel Management

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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