USPS Records Office
August 7, 2014
RE: FOIA Case No. 2014-FPRO-00586
Dear Mr. Zelznick:
This further responds to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated July 2, 2014 in which you seek access to Postal Service records. Specifically, you requested the number of employee requests for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) certification and the correspondent number of requests that were approved, for the date range selected or as is currently available within that date range. (Date Range for Record Search: From 07/01/2011 to 07/01/2014)
Your request qualifies for “unusual circumstances” and will require consultation among two or more components of the Postal Service having substantial subject matter interest in the types of records involved. Therefore, we are extending the response to 10 working days from the date of this letter (title 39 CFR 265.7(b)(4)(iii)(B)).
As you may know, the FOIA, 5 USC subsection 552, allows agencies 20 working days (exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays) in which to process requests. In unusual circumstances, agencies may qualify for further extensions, and may request a modified FOIA request and/or time frame for response (5 USC ss552(a)(6)(B)). Unusual circumstances are defined to include requests that involve voluminous and/or dispersed records, or requests that require consultation with other agencies having a substantial interest in requested records.
You will be contacted before or immediately after August 21.
Privacy and Records Specialist