Other (indicate in message) Submitted: May 20, 2024 | Updated: May 20, 2024

[See Editor’s Note] (May 2024) Multi-part submission related to “UNITED STATES POST OFFICE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST”

Date sent in to Sunshine: 05/07/24

Original Subject:
UNITED STATES POST OFFICE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

Original Message:
MANAGER RECORDS OFFICE
US POSTAL SERVICE
475 L'ENFANT PLAZA SW RM 1P830
WASHINGTON DC 20260-1101
Phone: (202) 268-2608
Fax: (202) 268-5353

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request
This is a request under freedom of information act, Please provide NUMBERS OF COMPLAINTS FILED FOR 39 USC 3001 NON MAILABLE MATTERS AND RECORDS OF RESPONSE AND REMEDY FROM 1/22/23 TO CURRENT DATE
RECORDS FOR ALL REGISTERED NAME OWNERS RECORDS FOR NORTH CAROLINA ZIPCODE TM
RECORDS OF ALL ABANDONED FUNDS, SECURITIES AND DIVIDENDS WITH NAMES OF BENEFICIARY OWNERS AND HEIRS NORTH CAROLINA
ALL RECORDS OF WARRANTS FOR STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA 1/1/23-CURRENT COPY OF W9

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
May 07, 2024 - N/A. Blank.

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Editor’s Note 05/20/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”.

1) As written it is unclear what specific, searchable public records the sender would like to receive, to what specific entity the request should be sent, and to what specific time period the responsive records should apply.

– Is each aspect of this request intended to be related to North Carolina only? The entire United States? etc.

– We are not familiar with some of the types of records the sender is seeking. We spent time just now researching what “39 USC 3001”  is, and compared that info with what is being requested in the sender’s Message. We don’t know how many records a request like this may potentially include, but due to the long time period(s) of 16+ months and what’s being requested — as written we find the request to be overly broad / unclear.

Clarifying the specific records you’re seeking will help to greatly narrow the scope of the request, and will also reduce the amount of time it takes the Disclosing Agency (as well as our team) to process the request.

2) Sunshine Request is a site built to make requests for public records (recorded info such as documents, emails, and data sets) to government entities. We are a small 3-person team, running the website in addition to our primary business. Due to our availability, the volume of requests we receive, and the time required to fulfill each one — our focus is on fulfilling requests which are in the public interest and evaluating if there is a public benefit to that info being available.

– Before submitting another request, please take a moment to review our FAQs and Policies pages. These pages clarify the types of requests we will not fulfill.

– Due to the broad and personal nature of the request above, we recommend that the sender checks to see if the responsive info is already publicly available on the entity’s website. Additionally, please reach out directly to the appropriate Government entity for assistance with the request.


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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • May 20, 2024 12:00 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending