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Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services 

7500 Security Boulevard, Mail Stop N2-20-16 Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850 
Office ofStrntegic Operations and Regulatory Affairs /Openness, Trnnsparency and Accountability Group 
Refer to: Control Number 050320127003 and PIN AZQG 
JUN 2013 
Lisetta Garcia Judicial Watch 
425 Third Street, SW, Suite 800 Washington, 20024 

Dear Ms. Garcia: responding your April 27, 2012 Freedom ofJnformation Act (FOIA) request addressed Robert Eckert, U.S. Department Health and Human Services for all Standard Form (SF50s) force and file for any HHS employee earning $225,000, more, per year total compensation for the timeframe October 2011 through March 31, 2012. The Office Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs forwarded your request and records because responsibility under the FOIA. 
Our agency initiated search for records falling within the scope your request, and located nine (9) pages, have determined deny you access portions the released pages, pursuant Exemption (b)(6) the FOIA U.S.C. 552(b)(6)). These 50s not show the total compensation for the entire year based the timeframe you requested; however these employees meet the threshold requested your request. 
Exemption (b)(6) permits Federal agency withhold information and records about individuals "personnel and medical files and similar files, the disclosure which would constitute clearly unwarrantect invasion personal privacy." have weighed the.public interest disclosure against the harm the privacy interest the subject individuals. have taken into consideration that the Supreme Court has held public interest disclosure limited, this context, the public interest that would served shedding light the agency's 'performance its statutory duties. have concluded that the personal privacy interests the subject individuals outweigh the public interest disclosure this partiCular matter. you have reason disagree with this decision, you may appeal. Your appeal should mailed within days the date this letter to: The Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, Room C5-16-03, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 212441850. Please mark your envelope "Freedom Information Act Appeal," and enclose copy this Jetter. 
Michael Marquis 
Division Freedom Information