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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT EDUCATION OFFICE MANAGEMENT Office the Chief Privacy Officer May 2018 William Marshall Judicial Watch 425 Third St., S.W., Ste. 800 Washington, D.C. 20024 RE: FOIA Request No. 18-01171-F Dear Mr. Marshall: This letter final response your request for information pursuant the Freedom Information Act (FOIA), U.S.C. 552, dated February 26, 2018 and received this office February 28, 2018. Your request was forwarded the appropriate offices search for documents that may responsive your request: Office the Inspector General (OIG) and the Office Management (OM). You requested the following: Any and all SF50s and SF52s for former DOE official William Mendoza, Executive Director the White House Initiative American Indian and Alaska Native Education, Any and all records relating bonuses and awards received William Mendoza, and Any and all DOE Inspector Generals reports relating its investigation the conduct William Mendoza. The time frame for the requested records 2011 through the present. March 28, 2018, the Office the Inspector General (OIG) sent final response you totaling seven pages that were responsive your request. This response concerns records that were located the Office Management (OM). Attached this e-mail are pages documents responsive your request. The documents provided are: Notification Personnel Action for William Mendoza, Closing Report Investigation for William Mendoza, and Criminal Docket No. 2016 CF2 19133 for William Mendoza. 400 MARYLAND AVE., S.W., WASHINGTON, 20202-4500 www.ed.gov Our mission ensure equal access education and promote educational excellence throughout the Nation FOIA Request No. 18-01171-F However, certain information has been withheld according FOIA exemptions (b)(6) and (b)(7)(c), specified below: Records portions records relating personal information exempt pursuant U.S.C. 552 (b)(6) the FOIA. Disclosure this information would constitute clearly unwarranted invasion personal privacy. Records portions records relating personal information that was compiled for law enforcement purpose exempt pursuant U.S.C. 552 (b)(7)(c) the FOIA. Disclosure this information would constitute unwarranted invasion personal privacy. Provisions the FOIA allow recover the costs pertaining your request. The Department has concluded that you fall within the category news media requester. However, the Department has provided you with this information charge since you have been granted fee waiver. This does not infer imply that you will granted fee waiver for future requests made under FOIA the Department. Also, you have the right seek assistance and/or dispute resolution services from the Department FOIA Public Liaison the Office Government Information Services (OGIS). The FOIA Public Liaison responsible, among other duties, for assisting the resolution FOIA disputes. OGIS, which outside the Department Education, offers mediation services resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies non-exclusive alternative appeals litigation. They can contacted by: Mail FOIA Public Liaison Office the Chief Privacy Officer U.S. Department Education 400 Maryland Ave., SW, LBJ 2W218-58 Washington, 20202-4536 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 202-205-0733 Fax 202-401-0920 Office Government Information Services National Archives and Records Administration 8601 Adelphi Road Room 2510 College Park, 20740-6001 OGIS@nara.gov 301-837-1996; toll free 1-877-684-6448 301-837-0348 Lastly, you have the right appeal this decision writing the address below, calendar days from the date this letter. Using the services described above does not affect your right the deadline file appeal. Your appeal must writing and must include detailed statement all legal and factual bases for the appeal; should accompanied this letter, copy your initial letter request, and any documentation that serves evidence supports the argument you wish the Department consider making administrative determination your appeal. 400 MARYLAND AVE., S.W., WASHINGTON, 20202-4500 www.ed.gov Our mission ensure equal access education and promote educational excellence throughout the Nation. FOIA Request No. 18-01171-F Appeals may submitted using the on-line form available www.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/foia/foia-appeal-form.pdf. E-mail: EDFOIAappeals@ed.gov Fax: 202-401-0920 Mail: Appeals Office Office the Chief Privacy Officer U.S. Department Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, LBJ 2E320 Washington, 20202-4536 Sincerely, Arthur Caliguiran Arthur Caliguiran FOIA Analyst FOIA Service Center Enclosure 400 MARYLAND AVE., S.W., WASHINGTON, 20202-4500 www.ed.gov Our mission ensure equal access education and promote educational excellence throughout the Nation.