USPS IG : Inbound International Mail Operations – [REDACTED] Service Center

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the USPS Inspector General of the United States of America.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Audit report MS-AR-17-003, "Inbound International Mail Operations – [Redacted] Service Center"

I assert that I am appropriate categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees. As this document will be posted for the general public to access online, I furthermore ask that fees be waived in the public interest.

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,

Shawn Musgrave

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'MS-AR-17-003 Release'.pdf
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foia@uspsoig.gov wrote:
January 18, 2017
Mr. Shawn Musgrave
Via email: requests@muckrock.com
RE: FOIA No. 2017-IGFP-00182
Dear Mr. Musgrave:
This responds to your January 13 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for records related to OIG audit MA-AR-17-003, Inbound International Mail Operations – [Redacted] Service Center.
I have reviewed the requested report, consisting of 20 pages, and determined all pages are appropriate for release with redactions made under FOIA Exemptions (b)(3) , (b)(6) , and (b)(7)(F) , 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(3), (b)(6), and (b)(7)(F); copies are attached.
Exemption (b)(3) provides that agencies may withhold records that are exempted from disclosure by another statute that “establishes particular criteria for withholding or refers to particular types of matters to be withheld.” Title 39 U.S.C § 265.6, 410(c)(2) provides that “information of a commercial nature, including trade secrets, whether or not obtained from a person outside the Postal Service, which under good business practice would not be publicly disclosed,” is exempt from the disclosure requirements of the FOIA. This exemption was enacted as part of the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 and operates both independently and as an exempting statute within the scope of Exemption 3. This provision permits the Postal Service to withhold the unit pricing information.
Exemption (b)(6) pertains to information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of the personal privacy of third parties. The withheld material includes names, titles, and identifying information of private citizens. This information is not appropriate for discretionary disclosure.
Exemption (7)(F) permits the withholding of records which could reasonably be expected to endanger the life or personal safety of an individual.
If you have any questions regarding the processing of this request you may contact me at 703-248-2100. You may also 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, Room 2510, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.
If you are not satisfied with my action on your FOIA request, you may file an administrative appeal by writing to the attention of Gladis Griffith, Deputy General Counsel, 1735 N. Lynn Street, Arlington, VA 22209-2020, within 90 days of the date of this letter. We accept written appeals via U.S. Mail; e-mail to FOIA@uspsoig.gov; or fax to 703-248-4626. Include the initial request number (e.g., 20XX-IGXX-00XXX) and the date of this letter. Explain what specific action the FOIA Office took that you are appealing. Mark all correspondence "Freedom of Information Act Appeal."
Sincerely,
Kathy Kikel
Government Information Analyst
USPS-OIG FOIA Public Liaison
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From: MuckRock

Hi there,

Thank you so much for your help with this request thus far. Unfortunately, no verification code was ever received for the online portal your agency uses, and we were unable to access the responsive materials. Would it be possible to send them again directly to this email address?

Thanks again for your time and all you do.

Best wishes,
Beryl, MuckRock

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Dear Mr. Musgrave,

Thank you for your patience. I am just returning to the office from leave and received your message. Please let me know if you are still unable to access the attached file.

Sincerely,

Kathy Kikel
Government Information Analyst
USPS-OIG FOIA Public Liaison

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