|Submitted||Oct. 6, 2014|
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To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
A copy of the manual for conducting a background check of an individual seeking a "Yankee White" security clearance.
Documents requested include copies of the form(s) an individual is required to fill out in order to obtain a "Yankee White" security clearance.
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 MuckRock.com, 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.
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.
Good afternoon, Mr. Trotter:
Attached is the acknowledgment letter for your October 6, 2014 FOIA request.
Also, for your reference, the email address for submitting FOIA requests to OPM is firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. I'm not sure where you found the "Records Management" email address, but, in the future, if you could send your requests and any FOIA-related correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>, I'd appreciate it. Additionally, this will ensure that your request is responded to promptly and does not get unduly lost or delayed.
Thank you for your interest in OPM's programs and services.
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act
Requester Service Center
Telephone: (202) 606-3642
The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that the information or document(s) requested are exempt from disclosure.