|Submitted||July 3, 2018|
|Due||Aug. 1, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
All record titles and statutes can be found in the VA Records Control Schedule 10-1 from November 2017, available here: https://www.va.gov/vhapublications/rcs10/rcs10-1.pdf
1. Any and all "referrals and Notifications of Violations of Criminal Conflict of Interest Statutes and other Potential Violations files", pursuant to section 1030.4 of the control schedule, related to VA employees in San Diego and Los Angeles facilities for the past five(5) years.
2. Any and all "Medical Inspector's Investigation Records" and "Medical Inspector's Site Visit Reports", pursuant to sections 1160.1 and 1160.2 of the control schedule, related to VA facilities in San Diego and Los Angeles for the past five(5) years.
3. Any and all "Research Misconduct Case Records Involving Allegations Referred for an Inquiry and/or Investigation", "Research Misconduct Case Records Involving Allegations that are Not Referred for an Inquiry and/or Investigation" and "Case Records Maintained Throughout VHA for Government-wide Suspensions and Debarments Based on Research Impropriety", pursuant to sections 8600.1, 8600.2 and 8600.3 of the control schedule, related to VA facilities in San Diego and Los Angeles for the past five(5) years.
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.
An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.
I'm following up on my FOIA request from July 3, 2018. I have not received an acknowledgment and would appreciate a response. Thank you for your help with this.
Good Afternoon Mr. Racino,
Attached to this message is VHA's acknowledgment of your FOIA Request. . Amarah Dawes will be processing your request and her contact information is listed on the attached letter. Please let me know if you should have any questions.
I would kindly appreciate your confirmation of receipt of this email. A hard copy of the attached letter will not follow in postal mail unless specifically requested by you.
Ms. Tracy R. Cephas, Staff Assistant
VHA Central Office FOIA Office (10A7B)
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
"I am a Disabled Army Veteran and former Army Civilian and I CARE!"
I am confirming receipt of your acknowledgment letter. Thank you for your help and I'll look forward to hearing from Ms. Dawes regarding this FOIA.