Status Check, Please?

Over the past two months responses to more than half of the seventeen FOIA requests we filed with different agencies have trickled into our inbox (and onto our desks via hard mail). Two agencies, however, have yet to even acknowledge our requests: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration.

We decided to check on the status of the request at by calling DHS’ FOIA Public Liaison. Unfortunately, the number listed on the Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy (OIP) website, FOIA.gov, was out of service. Luckily, a working number listed on DHS’ FOIA page. DHS could not find any record of our request, so we re-submitted the request via email.

We left a message for the Public Liaison at Social Security, and will update you once we hear anything back.

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2 thoughts on “Status Check, Please?

  1. Nate Dogg December 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm Reply

    Incredible. This is really interesting and important. All too often agencies’ non-compliance with FOIA is anecdotally noted, but not chronicled for the record. Thanks!

  2. […] a tracking number, or even an acknowledgement of my request. At that time I was told that there was no record of my request in the system, and was asked to please re-submit my request via email. Today I decided to check back in on my request with the Department of Homeland Security […]

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