USDA System of Records Hotline complaints

Phillip Klesius filed this request with the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Office of Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking # 16-00097
Due Sept. 12, 2016
Est. Completion Dec. 2, 2016
Status
Awaiting Response

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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:

System of Records of USDA OIG -4.Hotline complaint pertaining to Phillip Klesius used by USDA/ARS/OIG to determined its accuracy, relevance, completeness, complaint, and timelines. Also, all System of Records contains dates, time, logged by Argos, file numbers of complaints, subject of complaints, details of complaints, resolved by USDA/OIG/ARS in the complaints and Title and business address of all Officials responsible for these System of Records. The locations of the dedated, crossed out or partially crossed but not blanked to make impossible to read in electronic form.

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: USDAFOIA - OCIO

Good afternoon, Mr. Klesius,

This e-mail acknowledges receipt of the August 14, 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that you submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) FOIA Service Center (FSC), forwarded below. Your request was received by the FSC on August 15, 2016.

The FSC is under the purview of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and serves as the focal point for USDA's FOIA program. The FSC provides coordination and ensures agency-wide compliance with the FOIA. The FSC processes requests and appeals on behalf of the Office of the Secretary and Departmental Management's ("DM") components. For a complete listing of DM's components, please visit http://www.dm.usda.gov/agencies.htm.

Your request seeks records maintained by the USDA's Office of Inspector General (OIG); therefore, the FSC is routing your request to OIG for processing and direct response to you. In the event you have questions regarding your request, please contact OIG using the information below:

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 have any questions regarding this email, please contact Cheryl Kluwe at 202-694-5982, or electronically at Cheryl.Kluwe@ocio.usda.gov or USDAFOIA@ocio.usda.gov.

The FSC Team appreciates the opportunity to assist you in this matter.

USDA FOIA Service Center Staff

Stay Connected with USDA:

You may now submit FOIA request(s) online to any USDA FOIA office using the USDA online web portal, Public Access Link (PAL). You may access PAL at https://efoia-pal.usda.gov/palMain.aspx. After you register and establish your password you will be able to (1) submit, (2) check the status of your FOIA, and (3) download our responses to your FOIA(s).

From: Phillip Klesius

Was my FOIA send to USDA, OIG? OIG was to assign a number FOIA.

From: USDAFOIA - OCIO

Good morning, Mr. Klesius,

Yes, as indicated in the reply sent to you on August 15, 2016, your request was routed to the Office of Inspector General for direct response to you. Please reach out to their office regarding your FOIA request number using the information provided in the correspondence appended below this message.

Thank you.

The FSC Team appreciates the opportunity to assist you in this matter.

USDA FOIA Service Center Staff

Stay Connected with USDA:
You may now submit FOIA request(s) online to any USDA FOIA office using the USDA online web portal, Public Access Link (PAL). You may access PAL at https://efoia-pal.usda.gov/palMain.aspx. After you register and establish your password you will be able to (1) submit, (2) check the status of your FOIA, and (3) download our responses to your FOIA(s).

From: MuckRock

As per below, this request was forwarded to your office. Please confirm and provide a tracking number. Thank you.

From: Phillip Klesius

This second request for FOIA OIG.

From: Phillip Klesius

The dateline is past do 20 days. We expect to get documents request. OIG is not following Law. No surprise they believe do not!

From: Phillip Klesius

The dateline is past do 20 days. We expect to get documents request. OIG is not following Law. No surprise they believe do not!

From: FOIA STAFF

Dear Mr. Klesius,

This is to provide you with a status update regarding Log No. 16-00097.

USDA, OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests, and processing is taking longer than anticipated. We estimate this request will be completed by October 24, 2016. Thank you for your continued patience.

Sincerely yours,

FOIA staff
USDA, OIG

From: Phillip Klesius

The date is past receive these documents requested. Please provide documents.

From: Phillip Klesius

Please provide records request 20 days plus.

From: FOIA STAFF

Dear Mr. Klesius,
This is to provide you with a status update regarding Log No. 16-00097.
USDA, OIG has a backlog of FOIA requests, and processing is taking longer than anticipated. We estimate this request will be completed by December 2, 2016. Thank you for your continued patience.
Sincerely yours,
FOIA staff
USDA, OIG

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