Unhireable jobs at DOE

Alexander Rony filed this request with the Department of Energy of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

HQ-2018-00154-F

HQ-2017-00825-F, HQ-2018-00154-F, FIA -18- 0007

Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Alexander Rony

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A list of the vacant positions that the Department of Energy cannot fill due to the president's hiring freeze. Please include the job title, GS level, office, and division.

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,

Alexander Rony

From: Bhatt, Krishna (CONTR)

Good Morning Mr. Rony,

Please find attached the acknowledgement letter for your DOE FOIA request HQ-2017-00825-F.

Thank you,

Krishna Bhatt, Esq.
Central Research, Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-287-6733

From: Bhatt, Krishna (CONTR)

Dear Mr. Rony,

Please find attached the interim letter for your DOE FOIA request HQ-2017-00825-F.

Thank you,

Krishna Bhatt, Esq.
Central Research, Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-287-6733

From: Bhatt, Krishna (CONTR)

Good Morning Mr. Rony,

I apologize for the delay in your request. We are still waiting for responsive documents from the program office. I will keep you updated as I receive more information.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Krishna Bhatt, Esq.
Central Research, Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-287-6733

From: Bhatt, Krishna (CONTR)

Good Morning Mr. Rony,

If you could, at your earliest convenience, please give me a call regarding your DOE FOIA request HQ-2017-00825-F.

Thank you,

Krishna Bhatt, Esq., CIPP/US
Central Research, Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-287-6733

From: Alexander Rony

Dear Ms. Bhatt,

Per our telephone conversation today, please amend my request to search for all positions that were unfilled as of April 10, 2017.

Thank you,
Alexander

From: Bhatt, Krishna (CONTR)

Hello Mr. Rony,

I apologize for the delay in my response. I was out of the office for a few days. I am following up with the office conducting the search to see if we need any further clarification. I will be in touch as soon as I hear back from them.

Thank you,

Krishna Bhatt, Esq., CIPP/US
Central Research, Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585
202-287-6733

From: Department of Energy

Good Morning Mr. Rony:

Attached to this email is the final response letter and responsive document from DOE HQ for your DOE FOIA request HQ-2018-00154-F.
Regards,

Brian Yanos, Esq.
FOIA Analyst
Central Research, Inc. Contractor
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585
(202)586-4933

From: Alexander Rony

I am appealing the final response to my Freedom of Information Act request (#HQ-2018-00154-F). Given the size of the Department of Energy, it is implausible that the Department had only two unfilled positions at the time. Therefore, I believe the search for records was inadequate and should encompass additional records and documents.

Thanks for your attention to this matter,
Alexander Rony
Sierra Club

From: Department of Energy

Mr. Rony:

Please find attached a letter acknowledging receipt of your FOIA Appeal.

Sincerely,

Katie Quintana
Attorney-Advisor
Office of Hearings and Appeals

HG-4/L'Enfant Plaza
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20585-1615
E-mail: Katie.Quintana@hq.doe.gov
Phone: (202) 287-6972

From: Department of Energy

The request has been rejected by the agency.

From: Department of Energy

Mr. Rony,

Please find attached a letter dismissing your FOIA Appeal.

Sincerely,

Katie Quintana
Attorney-Advisor
Office of Hearings and Appeals

HG-4/L'Enfant Plaza
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20585-1615
E-mail: Katie.Quintana@hq.doe.gov
Phone: (202) 287-6972

From: Alexander Rony

Hello, I am following up about FOIA Request HQ-2017-00825-F (and related Appeal FIA-18-0007). On February 1, 2018, I received a letter noting that additional documents were discovered, and that I will be receiving those after review. Could I get an update about this FOIA request?

Thank you,
Alexander Rony

From: Department of Energy

Mr. Rony,

Per the February 1, 2018, letter issued by the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), FIA-18-0007 has been dismissed. As such, OHA no longer has jurisdiction on this matter, and I do not have access to any information related to your pending FOIA request. You have, however, copied (cc'd) the appropriate individuals, and they should be able provide you with an update.

I hope this information is helpful.
Best,

Katie Quintana
Administrative Judge
Office of Hearings and Appeals

HG-4/L'Enfant Plaza
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20585-1615
E-mail: Katie.Quintana@hq.doe.gov
Phone: (202) 287-6972

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