TSA Chaplaincy Program

Patrick Mannion filed this request with the Transportation Security Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2017-TSFO-00014
Status
Completed

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From: Patrick Mannion

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records pertaining the attempted establishment of a TSA Chaplaincy Program. An integrated project team was created to look into the matter and the Office of Human Capital was lead.

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 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,

Patrick Mannion

From: TSA

Good Afternoon, Attached is our acknowledgment to your TSA FOIA request. If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the TSA reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 571-227-2300. Regards,
Regina McCoy
FOIA Branch Officer

From: Bellinger, Elliott

Good afternoon,

I am the FOIA analyst assigned to your FOIA requests made on the date listed below. Your request was also given a case number that is also listed below.

Your request:

Date requested- 10/13/2016
All records pertaining the attempted establishment of a TSA Chaplaincy Program. An integrated project team was created to look into the matter and the Office of Human Capital was lead.
Case number: 2017-TSFO-00014-please refer to this number when making inquiries.

Elliott Bellinger
Government Information Specialist
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Branch
601 South 12th Street
Arlington, VA 20598-6020
FOIA Main Line: 571-227-2300
Fax: 571-227-1406

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From: Bellinger, Elliott

Good afternoon,

I am the TSA FOIA analyst assigned to your case. Please refer to the above case number when inquiring about your FOIA request.

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.

Elliott Bellinger
Government Information Specialist
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Branch
601 South 12th Street
Arlington, VA 20598-6020
FOIA Main Line: 571-227-2300
Fax: 571-227-1406

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October 13, 2016
Transportation Security Administration
Transportation Security Administration
Kevin J. Janet
FOIA Officer, TSA-20
601 South 12th Street
Arlington, VA 20598-6033

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records pertaining the attempted establishment of a TSA Chaplaincy Program. An integrated project team was created to look into the matter and the Office of Human Capital was lead.

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 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,

Patrick Mannion

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From: Patrick Mannion

Dear Elliott,

I'm just inquiring what the status of 2017-TSFO-00014 is. The DHS.gov Check Status of Request says 12/04/2016, which is off obviously, since it's a Sunday and most staff at any government agency are off weekends, except essential personnel obviously.

Sincerely,

Patrick Mannion

From: Bellinger, Elliott

Good morning,

Sorry for the delay. Due to our backlog, I cannot give you an update on the completion of your request. I have made an inquiry as to the status from the office component.

Thanking you in advance for your patience.

From: Bellinger, Elliott

Good morning,

Your request is in the final stage of release and supervisory approval based on a quality control review.

Thanking you in advance for your patience in this review.

Elliott Bellinger
Government Information Specialist
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Branch
601 South 12th Street
Arlington, VA 20598-6020
FOIA Main Line: 571-227-2300
Fax: 571-227-1406

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From: Bellinger, Elliott

Good morning,

I would say soon. Now pending supervisor review and signature for release of responsive documents.

Thanking you in advance for your patience.

Elliott Bellinger
Government Information Specialist
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Branch
601 South 12th Street
Arlington, VA 20598-6020
FOIA Main Line: 571-227-2300
Fax: 571-227-1406

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From: Patrick Mannion

Good afternoon,

Thank you very much. Sorry for the monthly "spamming" of the email box. MuckRock has an automated follow up script that send an email every month, I thought I had it disabled for this request. My apologies. Nevertheless, thank you for the good news.

Sincerely,

Patrick Mannion

From: US DHS Transportation Security Administration FOIA Office

Good morning/afternoon Mr. Mannion,
Please find attached a final response to your Freedom of Information Act Request dated October 13, 2016.
V/R, I&A FOIA Officer
Department of Homeland Security
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
UNCLASS: I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.gov (mailto:I&AFOIA@hq.dhs.govUNCLASS) UNCLASS Phone:  (202) 447-4883

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