VA Relocation Awards for Diana Rubens

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.
Tracking # 15-04104-F
Due May 5, 2015
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records pertaining to Philadelphia and Wilmington VA Regional Director Diana Rubens' application and authorization to join the Veterans Affairs Appraised Value Offer Program, and any subsequent funds awarded to Rubens for relocation purposes by the VA.

According to VA policies and procedures, VA requests to authorize an AVO must include written affirmation of the critical need for the AVO by the applicable Under Secretary or Assistant Secretary, the General Counsel, or the Chairman, Board of Veterans Appeals. Therefore, I request this written affirmation as well as any other internal records generated during Rubens' relocation process.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made 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.

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,

CJ Ciaramella

From: Parise, RuthAnn

Good Morning CJ Ciaramella,

This email is to acknowledge receipt of your April 7, 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in which you requested "...written affirmation of the critical need for the AVO by the applicable Under Secretary or Assistant Secretary, the General Counsel, or the Chairman, Board of Veterans Appeals...as well as any other internal records generated during Rubens' relocation process."

We received your request on April 7, 2015 and assigned it tracking number 15-04104-F. Please refer to this tracking number when corresponding with this office about this FOIA request.

Respectfully,
Ruthann Parise, USMCRet
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: (202) 632-5271
Fax: (202) 632-7581

From: Parise, RuthAnn

Good Afternoon CJ Ciaramella,

This email is to acknowledge receipt of your April 7, 2015 electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in which you requested "All records pertaining to Philadelphia and Wilmington VA Regional Director Diana Rubens' application and authorization to join the Veterans Affairs Appraised Value Offer Program, and any subsequent funds awarded to Rubens for relocation purposes by the VA...written affirmation as well as any other internal records generated during Rubens' relocation process." The FOIA Service received your request on April 7, 2015 and assigned it tracking number 15-04104-F. Please refer to this number when communicating with this office about this FOIA request.

Please know the records that you requested fall under the cognizance of the Veterans Benefits Administration Central Office. Your request has been referred to Ms. Gwendolyn Smith at the following address:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Attention: Ms. Gwendolyn Smith
VBA FOIA Central Office
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
FOIA.VBACO@va.gov<mailto:FOIA.VBACO@va.gov>
Phone: (202) 632-8929
Facsimile: (202) 275-5947

You should hear from Ms. Smith shortly. We appreciate your interest in the VA.

Respectfully,
Ruthann Parise, USMCRet
Office of Privacy and Records Management
FOIA Service (005R1C)
Phone: (202) 632-5271
Fax: (202) 632-7581

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