FOIA 10161

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United States Peace Corps
Freedom of Information Act Request
FOIA 10161
Request Summary:
"Lawsuits against Peace Corps"

Requested: 2010/08/02
PC Received: 2010/08/03
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FOIA Appeal Number: 11-002
Appeal Requested: 2010/10/25
PC Appeal Received: 2010/11/02
PC Appeal Response: 2011/05/11
Agent: Denora Miller
Business Days: Days Total: 239
FOIA Request Summaries & Total Days until Final Response(30).
Summary Days
FOIA 11114 Medical Screening Guidelines Manual 5151
FOIA 11113 2011 Staff and Consultant Directories and Listings 6262
FOIA 11060 Survey of Senior Volunteers
FOIA 11061 Regarding treatment of Volunteers who are whistle blowers. 1717
FOIA 11058 Early Termination Rate Data 6767
FOIA 11059 Survey of Volunteers
FOIA 11053 Reports including Health, Safety, and Early Termination
FOIA 11043 Listing of Peace Corps Political Appointees 9696
… further results
FOIA Appeals (10).



Contents

[edit] Appeal Response May 11th 2011

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Specifically, you request, "From Peace Corps Headquarters: 1) All Lawsuits against Peace Corps since 2000 please include summaries with information about the plaintiff and case proceedings. 2) All Lawsuits related to Peace Corps failure to comply with FOIA statutes since 2000." Attached please find a document (1 page). The document provides the names of the parties, citation, and brief summary of the case. This is the most responsive document available. No pages have been withheld. We are providing this to you at no cost. If you are not satisfied with this response to your request, you may appeal within 20 calendar days from the date of this letter stating the basis for your appeal. The appeal should be sent to Earl Yates, Associate Director – Management, Peace Corps 1111 20th Street, NW - Washington, DC 20526. Both the appeal and envelope should be clearly marked "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT APPEAL." If you have questions regarding this response, please feel free to contact me at (202) 692-1236 or foia@peacecorps.gov. Sincerely, Denora Miller FOIA Officer


[edit] Appeal Memo Response December 3rd 2010

Ms. Miller This request is completely within the scope of what is releasable under FOIA . These documents and/or abstracts should be ready available in a table or summary format and that maybe provided prior to the delivery of the full request. Please describe this "alternative time frame for completion. "

[edit] Appeal Memo November 26th 2010

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Specifically, you request, “1) All Lawsuits against Peace Corps since 2000 please include summaries with information about the plaintiff and case proceedings. 2) All Lawsuits related to Peace Corps failure to comply with FOIA statutes since 2000.”


Your request involves a "voluminous" amount of records which must be located, compiled, and reviewed. While the search for records began in August 2010, it has been determined that the search process could continue for several more weeks. Time will be needed to complete the review process of each document. When there is a need to search for, collect, and examine a voluminous amount of records the agency must allow the requester an opportunity to modify his or her request, or to arrange for an alternative timeframe for completion of the agency's processing.


If you decide not modify your request, please know that it is anticipated that it will take another eight weeks to process your request. If you have questions regarding this response, please feel free to contact me at (202) 692-1236 or foia@peacecorps.gov.

Sincerely,

Denora Miller FOIA Officer


[edit] Appeal Received November 2nd 2010

This serves as an acknowledgment of your appeal. Your appeal has been assigned tracking number FOIA Appeal No. 11- 002. You will receive a respond within 20 business days. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at FOIA@peacecorps.gov.

[edit] Appeal Memo November 1st 2010

Dear FOIA office, Could you please alert me to whether a case appeal number as been assigned and what that number is.


[edit] Appeal Request October 25th 2010

This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552.

It has been WELL over 20 business days since my request was received by your agency on August 3rd 2010. This period clearly exceeds the 20 days provided by the statute, thus I deem my request denied. A copy of my correspondence and the email form showing receipt by your office with be forwarded.

The information which I have requested is clearly releasable under FOIA and in my opinion, may not validly be protected by any of the Act’s exemptions. I trust that upon re-consideration, you will reverse the decision denying me access to this material and grant my original request.

As I have made this request in the capacity of a (scholar/news service/interested member of public/etc) and this information is of timely value, I would appreciate your expediting the consideration of my appeal in every way possible.

Thank you for your assistance.


[edit] Memo August 30th 2010

We are unable to provide you a final determination on your request within the statutory time frame established by the FOIA. We anticipate providing a respond to you by 9/13/10.

If you agree to this extension, no reply is necessary. If we subsequently deny your request, you still have the right to file an administrative appeal. You may wish to consider limiting the scope of your request so that we can process it more quickly. If you want to limit your request, please submit a reply to this notification.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this extension, please feel free to call me at 202-692-1236 or by email at foia@peacecorps.gov.


Sincerely,

Denora Miller

FOIA Officer


[edit] Request August 2nd 2010

Dear FOIA Officer,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). I am requesting the following information: From Peace Corps Headquarters:

summaries with information about the plaintiff and case proceedings.

statutes since 2000.

An electronic fulfillment of this request would be ideal for both parties. You are welcome to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have in fulfilling this request. Please let me know if the charges exceed $100 before continuing.

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