USPS policies regarding photography or videorecording at post offices

Phil Mocek filed this request with the United States Postal Service of the United States of America.


From: Phil Mocek

To whom it may concern:

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

Any policies restricting photography, video recording, or audio recording, from publicly-accessible areas of post offices. This should include but not be limited to the policy to which manager Justin, who refused to disclose his surname to me, of the United States Postal Service's "East Union" office at 1110 23rd Avenue in Seattle, Washington, referred when speaking with me at the retail counter of that office at approximately 2:00 p.m. on January 12, 2013, which was confirmed to me to exist by the female USPS employee who stood to Justin's left when he referred to such.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.

I ask that any redactions be "blacked out" rather than "whited out".

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.


Phil Mocek

From: Burton, Jacqueline

From: Burton, Jacqueline

From: United States Postal Service

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.


To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 14, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: United States Postal Service

A letter stating the request for reduced or waived fees has been rejected.

From: United States Postal Service

A copy of documents responsive to the request.