Social Media

Robert Sterner filed this request with the U.S. Department of Education of the United States of America.
Tracking # 17-00983-F
Due March 14, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Robert Sterner

Dear FOIA Officer:

Pursuant to the federal Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, I request access to and copies of records concerning the operation of the U.S. Department of Education’s social media accounts. This will include, but may not be limited to, documents, emails, reports, memoranda, meeting agendas and meeting minutes that detail:
1. What individual or individuals are in charge of the accounts and within which department of the Dept. of Education?
2. What rules they operate under for content guidance, posting frequency, retweeting and similar?
3. Documents that indicate any reprimands and demotions for shortcomings or failures in operating the social media accounts effectively.
4. Any mention of “W.E.B. DuBois” or “W.E.B. DeBois” or “W.E.B. De Bois” in Dept. of Education internal communication(email, memo).

This FOIA request shall be limited to the documents produced in the period beginning with Tuesday November 8, 2016 and ending Monday February 13, 2017.

I would like to receive the information in a digital format, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

If possible, please waive any applicable fees. Release of the information is in the public interest because it will contribute significantly to public understanding of government operations and activities. The Broadcaster is a scholastic news publication serving Hershey, PA since 1926. Our reporting is in the public interest and will help the 3,000+ students of Derry Township School District and the 25,000+ residents of Derry Township understand how their federal government operates.

If the waiver of fees is denied, I agree to pay reasonable duplication fees for the processing of this request in an amount not to exceed $20. However, please notify me prior to your incurring any expenses in excess of that amount.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material. I, of course, reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to deny a waiver of fees.

I would appreciate your communicating with me by email or telephone, rather than by mail. I look forward to your determination regarding my request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Robert Sterner

From: Cook, Elise

Dear Mr. Sterner,

Please find attached above, final response to your fee waiver request.

Thank you,

Elise Cook
Government Information Specialist
FOIA Service Center
Office of The Chief Privacy Officer
US Department of Education
(202) 401-8365

From: Darby, Linda


From: ED FOIA Manager

Dear Robert Sterner,
This e-mail is in response to your request for a status on the subject FOIA request: 17-00983-F

Status:
Conducting Search for responsive records. Once the search for responsive records has been completed the status will be updated accordingly. In the interim, you can monitor the status of your request via the Department’s FOIA Web page below:

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/foia/foiatoc.html

Unfortunately we do not have a specific completion time available. We understand how important your FOIA Request is to you and want to handle it as soon as possible but we must process all FOIA request in their order of receipt. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of Education FOIA Service Center!

ED FOIA Manager
FOIA Service Center
400 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20202
202-401-8365 - Hotline
202-401-0920 – Fax
edfoiamanager@ed.gov<mailto:edfoiamanager@ed.gov>

From: ED FOIA Manager

Good Morning,

Your status inquiry will be forward to the FOIA Analyst that is handling your case. The analyst will follow up with the status.
Thanks,

FOIA Service Center
US Dept. of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20202
202-453-7158 (Direct)
202-401-0920 (Fax)

From: ED FOIA Manager

This e-mail is in response to your request for a status on the subject FOIA request: REQUEST #17-00983-F

Status:
• Conducting Search – Completed
• Reviewing Records – In Progress

Once the Reviewing Records process has been completed a final response will be released to you. Please allow time for the final review process to be completed and the FOIA Public Liaison will provide a final response to you at that time. Currently, there is not a target date for completion of the review of records but feel free to check back in the interim for an update. You can monitor the status of your request via the Department’s FOIA Web page below:

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/foia/foiatoc.html

We understand how important your FOIA Request is to you and want to handle it as soon as possible but we must process all FOIA request in their order of receipt. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of Education FOIA Service Center!

Kind regards,
ED FOIA Manager

From: ED FOIA Manager

This e-mail is in response to your request for a status on the subject FOIA request: REQUEST #17-00983-F

DOCUMENTS STILL BEING REVIEWED / ANALYST NOTIFIED of INQUIRY
Status:
• Conducting Search – Completed
• Reviewing Records – In Progress

Once the Reviewing Records process has been completed a final response will be released to you. Please allow time for the final review process to be completed and the FOIA Public Liaison will provide a final response to you at that time. Currently, there is not a target date for completion of the review of records but feel free to check back in the interim for an update. You can monitor the status of your request via the Department’s FOIA Web page below:

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/foia/foiatoc.html

We understand how important your FOIA Request is to you and want to handle it as soon as possible but we must process all FOIA request in their order of receipt. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of Education FOIA Service Center!

Kind regards,
ED FOIA Manager

From: ED FOIA Manager

This e-mail is in response to your request for a status on the subject FOIA request: REQUEST #17-00983-F

DOCUMENTS PENDING FINAL REVIEW.
Status:
• Conducting Search – Completed
• Reviewing Records – In Progress

Once the Reviewing Records process has been completed a final response will be released to you. Please allow time for the final review process to be completed and the FOIA Public Liaison will provide a final response to you at that time. Currently, there is not a target date for completion of the review of records but feel free to check back in the interim for an update. You can monitor the status of your request via the Department’s FOIA Web page below:

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/foia/foiatoc.html

We understand how important your FOIA Request is to you and want to handle it as soon as possible but we must process all FOIA request in their order of receipt. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of Education FOIA Service Center!
Kind regards,
ED FOIA Manager

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