Entity: Department of Labor

FOIA to DOL Seeking Communications with Ballard Partners

August 13, 2018
FOIA to DOL seeking communications involving any employee or representative of Ballard Partners (@ballardfl.com), including, but not limited to, Brian Ballard, Sylvester Lukis, Dan McFaul, Rebecca Benn, and Justin Sayfie. Ballard Partners lobbies on behalf of GEO Group, which owns and operates private prisons, immigration-detention centers. American Oversight submits this FOIA to shed light on the nature of their lobbying efforts.

Labor Department Political Appointee Resumes – Updated

June 19, 2018
DOL's second round of agency appointee resume FOIA requests. The production includes a list of political appointees, a list of individual who joined the agency full-time after working as part of a beachhead or transition team, and resumes for all aforementioned individuals.

No Records Response From the Plan Benefits Security Division of DOL Regarding Contraception Coverage Settlements

June 5, 2018
The Department of Labor's Plan Benefits Security Division said that it had no records involving settlements with outside groups who sued over contraception coverage requirements.

Department of Labor Emails Regarding Changes to the Overtime Rule

May 1, 2018
Records from the Department of Labor's response to American Oversight's FOIA request for records pertaining to the status of the Department of Labor's Overtime Rule from January 20, 2017 onward and a log off associated FOIA requests.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Trump Appointees Accusing Career Staff of Disloyalty

March 29, 2018
Following reports that high-level Trump administration officials expressed concern about the “loyalty” of career civil servants at the State Department, and even explored ways to “purge” some of those career employees from their positions. American Oversight submitted this FOIA to determine whether similar conversations occurred at other agencies.

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Appointee Resumes

March 22, 2018
American Oversight sued 18 agencies in order to force the release of resumes for political appointees across the Trump administration. This is the second lawsuit that American Oversight has filed seeking appointee resumes. FOIA requests included in this complaint cover appointees who joined the administration in the time period follow the first sets of resumes we obtained in 2017.

New Lawsuit: How Much are Cabinet Officials Spending on Office Upgrades

March 14, 2018
After uncovering new details about office renovation expenses at HUD and the EPA, American Oversight filed a broad, multi-agency lawsuit to find out how much taxpayer money senior Trump administration officials – including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross – have spent to upgrade their personal offices. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Office Renovation Expenses

March 14, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against 16 federal agencies seeking records of expenditures made to upgrade or renovate the offices of senior political appointees. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. Multiple Agencies – Senior Official Calendars

March 8, 2018
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight seeking calendars for senior political appointees at Commerce, Education, EPA, DOE, DHS, Interior, Labor, DOT, HHS, HUD, SBA, State, Treasury, and USDA.

DOL Oaths of Office Signed by Political Appointees

February 22, 2018
Oaths of Office and appointment affidavits signed by political appointees at the Department of Labor.