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2011 treasury-fedpay-docs-08252011

2011 treasury-fedpay-docs-08252011

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Date Created:August 31, 2011

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Because one above the law! 
August 31, 2011 

Daniel Tangherlini 
Chief Freedom oflnformation Officer Disclosure Services, Departmental Offices 
U.S. Department the Treasury 
1500 Pem1sylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20220 
(202) 622-0930 

Re: FOIA 2011-07-065 SF-50s 
Dear Mr. Tangherlini:
This letter timely appeals adverse determinationwithin the meaning the Freedom Information Act (FOIA), U.S.C.  552, seq., respecting public records request addressed the U.S. Department the Treasury (Treasury) July 12, 2011,
Judicial Watch, Inc., (Judicial Watch).The FOIA request sought Standard Forms (SF-50s) for all Treasury employees earning $225,000 more, per year, total compensation between January 2011, and the date the request (inclusive). The FOlA issue was turn redistributed Treasury subdivisions Disclosure Services
Director Hugh Gilmore.With respect the Departmental Offices, Human Resource 
Director Kristina Kaptur notified Judicial Watch letter dated August 25, 2011,
the conclusion Treasury's search and intended fulfillment FOIA No. 2011-07-065.
Judicial Watch appeals Treasury's production with respect the Departmental Taylor Appleton, F.3d 1365, 1370 (11th Cir. Fla. 994)(withholding requested documents whole part constitutes "adverse determination" within the meaning .S.C.  552(a)(6)(A)(i)). copy Judicial Watch's July FOIA here attached Exhibit copy Mr. Gilmore's July letter asse1ting much (along with its respective attachment) here attached flS Exhibit copy Ms. Kaptur's August letter here attached Exhibit 

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Treasury Depar*ment 
August 31, 2011 
Offices two counts: Only two (2) staffers earned $225, 000 more during the period? light responses date from other, comparable executive agencies, can hardly believed that only two (2) individuals Treasury's Departmental Offices were being paid annual rate $225,000 more during the relevant period. Consequently, Treasury's Departmental Offices ought compelled find and deliver all SF-50s file and force during the relevant period for the entire specified class. 
II. What privacy interest there the identity senior government aide? 
Also light responses date from other, comparable executive agencies (as well even the narrowest application jurisprudential doctrine the subject), plain that Treasury's Departmental Offices excessively redacted the few SF-50s the division saw fit provide.5 Names are not secret. Even assuming that respective birthdate and retirement information was properly withheld, the identities top-level administration officials must --in keeping with FOIA --be disclosed. Hence, Treasury's Departmental Offices ought compelled reproduce the two SF-50s already delivered (but, this time, with the names showing) and the rest the outstanding SF-50s without the contents Box redacted. 
For all the foregoing reasons, Judicial Watch files this appeal expectation that Treasury's Chief FOIA Officer will cause the agency's Departmental Offices locate and deliver accordance with all relevant laws and regulations all records requested FOIA 2011-07-065. you not understand this appeal any portion thereof, please contact FOIA Program Manager John Althen immediately (202) 646-5172 Judicial Watch anticipates receiving the requested documents and waiver both search and duplication costs within twenty (20) business days. 

Lisette Garcia, J.D. Senior Investigator Treasury's entire production with respect the Departmental Offices here attached Exhibit 


Because one above the law! 

July 12, 2011 

FOIA Liaison Hugh Gilmore Disclosure Services 
U.S. Department the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20220 

Dear Sir Madam: 
Pursuant the Freedom Information Act (FOIA), U.S.C.  552, seq., Judicial Watch, Inc., (Judicial Watch) hereby requests that the U.S. Department the Treasury (Treasury) produce the following within twenty (20) business days: 
Standard Forms (SF-50s) for all Treasury employees earning $225,000, more, per year total compensation. 
The time frame for this request January 2011 through the present. placing this request, Judicial Watch directs the Treasury's attention President Barack Obama's January 21, 2009 Memorandum concerning the Freedom oflnformation Act which states: 
All agencies should adopt presumption favor disclosure, order renew their commitment the principles embodied FOIA ... The presumption disclosure should applied all decisions involving FOIA. 
Freedom oflnformation Act. Pres. Mem. January 21, 2009, Fed. Reg. 4683. 
The memo further provides that "The Freedom Information Act should administered with clear presumption: the case doubt, openness prevails." 
Nevertheless, any responsive record portion thereof claimed exempt 
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