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Treasury Releases the Report in Full

On 10/18 Treasury sent us an email with two attachments: the agency’s response letter and the released record.

Treasury released the full 12 page document. See the response letter and the report below.

Treasury Response Letter

Treasury – Released RM Report

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SEC Releases the Record with One Exemption

On 10/18 the SEC sent us an email with two pdfs attached: the agency’s response and the redacted record.

The response letter explained that the name of the employee who prepared the report was being withheld under FOIA Exemption 6 – personal privacy. The substance of the report was released in full. The letter also explained that since there were no fees associated with the request, my request for a fee waiver was moot.

See the Agency’s response and the record below.

SEC Response Letter

SEC- Released RM Report

An Unexpected Response from the Merit Service Protection Board

On 10/18/12 we received a final response from the Merit Service Protection Board. The response was unexpected on a few counts:

  1. Our FOIAonline account still listed the request as in the processing phase, with an expected due date of November 2.
  2. The response and record were mailed to us, despite the fact our request specified we wanted the document in en electronic form. An electronic version of the released record is also not currently available via FOIAonline (which is supposed to be one of the advantages of the system).
  3. The record was released in full. As we noted in our description of this project, we asked for a record that could easily be withheld under FOIA Exemption 5 (pre-decisional information). NARA previously denied our request in full based on exemption 5.

We will have to see if an electronic version of the record ever shows up on FOIAonline. In the meantime, download the MSPB’s response and the released record below.

MSPB Response

MSPB – RM Report – Released in Full

A Call with the Department of Defense

On 10/17 we talked to our FOIA request processor at the Department of Defense about the email we received the previous week classifying our request as “complex” and asking us to call to narrow our request. We were told that the language in the email is standard for every FOIA confirmation they send out. They also told us that we could expect a response on our request within a few days.