State Department Agency Reform Plan

Russel Neiss filed this request with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2017-344, 2018-009
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From: Russel Neiss

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of the State Department's high-level draft of its Agency Reform Plan submitted to OMB per M-17-22.

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,

Russel Neiss

From: FN-OMB-FOIA

Greetings: This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) dated July 26, 2017 and received in OMB's FOIA office on July 27, 2017. Your request has been logged in and is being processed. For your reference, the OMB FOIA number is 2017-344.

Sincerely,
Dionne Hardy

From: FN-OMB-FOIA

Good Morning: See Attached.
Thanks.

From: Russel Neiss

This letter constitutes an administrative appeal under the Freedom of Information Act, 5. U.S.C. Sec. 552(a)(6).

I am writing to appeal the determination by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget with regard to my FOIA request filed on
07/26/2017, OMB FOIA number 2017-344, for "A copy of the State Department's high-level draft of its Agency Reform Plan submitted to OMB per M-17-22." . By letter of 09/29/2017, OMB withheld two of two documents in full under exemption b(5) of FOIA.

FOIA mandates that an agency must release any portions of a record that are not exempt. In denying the request in full, OMB has not made a good faith effort to segregate the purely factual portions of these pre-decisional documents from those portions redactable under b(5).

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to receiving your decision on this appeal within the 20-day statutory time limit.

From: FN-OMB-FOIA

Greetings: This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) appeal to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) dated October 2, 2017 and received in OMB's FOIA office on October 3, 2017. Your appeal has been logged in and is being processed. For your reference, the OMB FOIA number is 2018-009.

Sincerely,
Dionne Hardy

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