USDA, ARS Personnel and Labor Solutions Reports on Phillip Klesius

Phillip Klesius filed this request with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ARS of the United States of America.
Tracking # 16-00097; 2016-REE-05125-F
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From: Phillip Klesius

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Reports, documents, and electronic informations by USDA, ARS, PALS that was distubed to USDA,ARS, OIG and/ or Alabama congressman including specific dates, and allegations of PS-0201-0351 Hotline Complainant, Phillip H. Klesius from Lisa Baldus, Associate Deputy Adminstrator, Administrative and Finanical Mangement,ARS.

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,

Phillip Klesius

From: Phillip Klesius

The time to acknowledge and assigned the file number of my FOIA .

From: Hutchison, Stasia

Philip Klesius via MuckRock

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information (FOIA) request dated August 4, 2016, for information concerning a hotline complaint involving the Agricultural Research Service. Your request was received in this office on August 5 and assigned FOIA No. 2016-REE-05125-F.

Specifically, your request is for the following records:

"Reports, documents, and electronic informations by USDA, ARS, PALS that was distubed to USDA,ARS, OIG and/ or Alabama congressman including specific dates, and allegations of PS-0201-0351 Hotline Complainant, Phillip H. Klesius from Lisa Baldus, Associate Deputy Adminstrator, Administrative and Finanical Mangement, AR."

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of your request, please contact this office at 301-504-1655 or stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov<mailto:stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov>. You may also contact our FOIA Public Liaison or FOIA Requester Service Center at 301-504-1743 or REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov<mailto:REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov>.

Sincerely,

Stasia Hutchison

Stasia Hutchison
FOIA/PA Officer, REE, USDA
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
GWCC, Room 1-2248, Mail Stop 5128
Beltsville, MD 20705-5128
stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov<mailto:stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov>
301-504-1655 (w) 301-504-1647 (fax)
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Reference Guide<http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=1398>

From: FOIA STAFF

Your request has been received.

Reports, documents, and electronic informations by USDA, ARS, PALS that was distubed to USDA,ARS, OIG and/ or Alabama congressman including specific dates, and allegations of PS-0201-0351 Hotline Complainant, Phillip H. Klesius from Lisa Baldus, Associate Deputy Adminstrator, Administrative and Finanical Mangement,ARS.

Please see attachment for additional information. Thank you.

FOIA/PA
USDA Office of the Inspector General
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From: Phillip Klesius

Please get document requested. If you have question on this muckrock site.

From: Phillip Klesius

Do not my email to response use muckrock that made this FOIA. Especially Hutchison of ARS! If you made response to my email it is not papertail.

From: Phillip Klesius

ARS was original of documents in FOIA . ARS also was original of FOIA 2016-REE-00017-FP not OIG. This request and document was sent by stasis.hutcihison ARS, FOIA on March 4, 2025 on March 4, 2015.
ARS has not responsed my FOIA past 20 days. Contacts stadia.hutchison@ ARS
.usda.gov.
P. Klesius

From: Phillip Klesius

ARS is not responsing my FOIA only assigned FOIA # for ARS. The deadlines is past do and court will need to get documents requested, it's was simple request date, ARS did the memo and provided the said memo requested by its FOIA.
Phil Klesius

From: Phillip Klesius

ARS is not responsing my FOIA only assigned FOIA # for ARS. The deadlines is past do and court will need to get documents requested, it's was simple request date, ARS did the memo and provided the said memo requested by its FOIA.
Phil Klesius

From: Hutchison, Stasia

Philip Klesius via MuckRock

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated August 4, 2016, for information concerning a hotline complaint involving the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Your request was received in this office on August 5 and assigned FOIA No. 2016-REE-05125-F.

Specifically, your request is for the following records:

"Reports, documents, and electronic informations by USDA, ARS, PALS that was distubed to USDA,ARS, OIG and/ or Alabama congressman including specific dates, and allegations of PS-0201-0351 Hotline Complainant, Phillip H. Klesius from Lisa Baldus, Associate Deputy Adminstrator, Administrative and Finanical Mangement, AR."

On September 9, this office sent you an email in which we noted privacy concerns with your request and requested clarification from you concerning the part of your request referencing the Alabama congressman. In your email dated September 26, you instructed this office to respond using the MuckRock email address from which your request was filed. In addition, you stated that your request was clear and, therefore, you did not clarify your request.

A search of our files was conducted for information concerning the part of your request for documents distributed to an Alabama Congressman concerning Hotline Complaint PS-0201-0351 from Lisa Baldus, Associate Deputy Administrator, Administrative and Financial Management. We did not locate documents responsive to your request. If you are not satisfied with the response to this request, you may administratively appeal our determination by writing to Administrator, ARS, USDA, Room 302-A, Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building, 14th & Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250. Your appeal must be postmarked within 90 days of the date of the response to your request. The phrase “FOIA Appeal” should be placed in capital letters on the front of the envelope containing the appeal.

As stated in our September 9 email, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for processing FOIA requests for documents involved in Hotline Complaints; therefore, your request for information distributed to OIG was forwarded to the OIG FOIA Office
for processing. Any questions you have concerning your request for documents concerning this hotline complaint, should be directed to OIG FOIA Office is:

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
Alison Decker
FOIA Officer
Albert Stewart
FOIA Contact
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 441-E Whitten Building
Mail Stop 2308
Washington, DC 20250
Tel. 202-720-5677
Fax 202-690-6305

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your request, please contact this office at 301-504-1655 or stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov, our FOIA Public Liaison or FOIA Requester Service Center at 301-504-1743 or REEFOIA@ars.usda.gov. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; ogis@nara.gov; 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

Sincerely,

Stasia Hutchison

Stasia Hutchison
FOIA/PA Officer, REE, USDA
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
GWCC, Room 1-2248, Mail Stop 5128
Beltsville, MD 20705-5128
stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov
301-504-1655 (w) 301-504-1647 (fax)
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Reference Guide

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From: Phillip Klesius

Requst records under FOIA, due 20 days.

From: Hutchison, Stasia

To Whom It May Concern,

The final response to this FOIA request was sent to requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com> on September 30, 2016.

Sincerely,

Stasia Hutchison

Stasia Hutchison
FOIA/PA Officer, REE, USDA
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
GWCC, Room 1-2248, Mail Stop 5128
Beltsville, MD 20705-5128
stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov<mailto:stasia.hutchison@ars.usda.gov>
301-504-1655 (w) 301-504-1647 (fax)
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Reference Guide<http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=1398>

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