USPS OIG July Rolling FOIA

Vikas Kumar filed this request with the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2017 -IGFP -00615



From: Vikas Kumar

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, § 552 et. seq.

Please provide me with the following:

1. All entries made in the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General FOIA request log between July 1, 2017 and July 31, 2017
2. All entries made in the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General FOIA request log or any other records kept in which the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General invoked exemption 7(a) under 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(7)(A) between July 1, 2017 and July 31, 2017

For records for which you assert confidential treatment, I request that the FOIA office provide me with an estimate regarding the number of pages and date range of the pages at issue. This information will help me assess whether I would like the FOIA office to proceed with confidential treatment processing.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify any denial or withholding by reference to specific FOIA exemptions. If you invoke certain exemptions, those exemptions should be narrowly construed. I also respectfully remind you that the FOIA obligated federal agencies to provide all “reasonably segregable” portions of all documents responsive to my request pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552(b) et. seq.

If you intend to acknowledge receipt of this request or give us a tracking number for this FOIA, please do so via the same means used to communicate this request to you.

Do not send paper mail or CDs to Muckrock in Massachusetts, even if such an address included in boilerplate below. Any paper mail should be sent to my Washington, DC address, included below. But again, I strongly prefer that a digital communication is sent instead of, or concurrently with, any paper mail.

As a representative of the news media, there should be no fees related to this request. In the event there are copying fees, please inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically--by e-mail attachment, or if the response is too large, direct download link or mailed CD-ROM.

As I am making this request as a journalist and this information is of timely value, I would appreciate your communicating with me by telephone during normal business hours or by e-mail, rather than by mail, if you have questions regarding this request. As FOIA requires, I look forward to your reply in 20 business days.

Thank you for your assistance.


Christine Kalpin
The Capitol Forum
1233 20th Street NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036

From: FOIA

Dear Ms. Kalpin:

Please find attached my final response to your August 1 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.


Kathy Kikel
Government Information Analyst
USPS-OIG FOIA Public Liaison