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|FOIA Appeal Number:||11-009|
|PC Appeal Received:||2011/05/27|
|PC Appeal Response:||2011/06/24|
|Business Days:||Days Total: 51|
|FOIA Request Summaries & Total Days until Final Response(30).|
|FOIA Appeals (10).|
Appeal Reply October 7th 2011
Dear FOIA, Peace Corps will be settling the lawsuit regarding production of the country-by-country Volunteer surveys. The Peace Corps has apparently been told by the Department of Justice that it won't defend the Peace Corps' denial of the Ludlam FOIA request for those surveys. One of the key issues there is that the Peace Corps had previously found that the surveys were FOIAable and then reversed itself. That's the same situation with the Medical Screening Guidelines. I, therefore, renew my appeal for the guidelines.
Appeal Response June 11th 2011
This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) appeal. You are appealing the determination made by the FOIA Officer in response to FOIA request number 11-114. Specifically, you are appealing the decision because it is "in consistent with the previous decision to release the documents to me at a set price. See FOIA #05-104."The Agency is under no obligation to release the current Medical Screening Guide lines based on previous releases or potential releases of similar information. The Medical Screening Guidelines have been modified several times since 2005. Accordingly, I am upholding the determination made by the FOIA Officer and denying your appeal. The Medical Screening Guidelines are used solely internally at Peace Corps and was properly withheld pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(2). Exemption 2 exempts from mandatory disclosure records related solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency.This is the final decision of the Peace Corps on this FOIA appeal. If you disagree with this decision, you may seek judicial review in accordance with 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(4). Gerry W. Stanberry Deputy Associate Director, Management
Appeal Received May 27th 2011
This serves as an acknowledgement of your FOIA appeal. Your appeal has been assigned tracking number FOIA Appeal No. 11-009. You will receive a response within 20 business days. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
Candice Allgaier FOIA/PA Specialist RPCV, China 2007-2010
Appeal Request May 27th 2011
Dear FOIA officer, This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552. I'm appealing this decision because it is inconsistent with the previous decision to release the documents to me at a set price. SeeFOIA #05-104 http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/FOIA_05104 . The documents are vital to applicants as they seek to navigate the non-transparent medical clearance process. The information which I have requested is clearly releasable under FOIA and in my opinion, may not validly be protected by any of theAct’s exemptions. I trust that upon re-consideration, you will reversethe decision denying me access to this material and grant my original request.As I have made this request in the capacity of as an interested memberof public 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.
Response May 19th 2011
This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated March 21, 2011. Specifically, you request, “1. 2007 Medical Screening Guidelines Manual, 2. 2008 Medical Screening Guidelines Manual, 3. 2009 Medical Screening Guidelines Manual, 4. 2010 Medical Screening Guidelines Manual, 5. 2011 Medical Screening Guidelines Manual.” Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. §552 (b)(2), we are withholding the Medical Screening Guidelines Manuals. Exemption 2 exempts from mandatory disclosure records related solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency.
The Medical Screening Guidelines Manuals are used solely internally at Peace Corps.You have the right to appeal this decision. Should you wish to do so, please send your written appeal within 20 days of your receipt of this letter. The appeal should be sent to Earl Yates, Associated Director of Management, Peace Corps, 1111 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20526. Both the appeal letter 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 202-692-1904 or [email protected],
Candice Allgaier FOIA/PA Specialist
Received March 21th 2011
This serves as an acknowledgement of your FOIA request. Your request has been assigned tracking number FOIA Request No. 11-114. You will receive a respond within 20 business days. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
Request March 21th 2011
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:
1.2007 Medical Screening Guidelines Manual 2.2008 Medical Screening Guidelines Manual 3. 2009 Medical Screening Guidelines Manual 4. 2010 Medical Screening Guidelines Manual 5. 2011 Medical Screening Guidelines Manual
Based on release of the 2006 Medical Guidelines there should be approximately 40 sections in each of these manuals, I would like them in their entirety .
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.