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|project=Cultural Club
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|summary=Investigation of crimes against Volunteers away from the Peace Corps Inspector General office
|projecttype=Independent
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|requested=Mar 10 2010
|region=Ashanti
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|received=Mar 12 2010
|country=Ghana
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|response=Jun 15 2010
|firstname=PCV
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|businessdays=80
|lastname=Johnson
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|agent=Jeffrey Reichert
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===Title===
 
  
Cultural Club
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==September 30th 2010 Final Response ==
  
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This is the final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Specifically, you request the following information. Our response is in bold.
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*1) Documents explaining the rationale for and terms of the transfer of responsibility for
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investigation of crimes against Volunteers away from the Peace Corps Inspector General
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office.
  
===Purpose and Approach===
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'''We located twenty-nine (29) pages of responsive documents. After careful review, it was determined that twenty-five (25) pages are being been withheld pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(5), because it consists of opinions, recommendations, and other reflections of staff thinking integral to the pre-decisional, deliberative process. The remaining four (4) pages are releasable in their entirety and are attached.'''
  
Goal Two of Peace Corps states:
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*2) Procedures for the investigation of these crimes.
:To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
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The purpose of the Cultural Club is to approach Goal 2 from a global perspective. The Cultural Club consists of me giving an informal presentation about any country in the world that they vote on, '''except''' America or England. The presentation usually lasts about an hour predominantyly filled with me showing them pictures and videos of the focused country's cultural practices and rituals (like cuisine, clothing, ethnicities, dances, festivals and architecture). In addition, the only time the students hear my voice is when I am answering one of their many questions. Furthermore, I excluded America because it is not the most influential country in the world as many people believe it to be. It is, in fact, '''simply an amplifier of other countries' traditions.'''
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===Action Plan===
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'''It was determined that the memo provided in response to item 1 (pages 2 - 4) is the most responsive document available. No other responsive documents were located.'''
  
#Have the kids vote on a country.
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*3) Procedures for Peace Corps whistle blowers, including procedures for preserving their right to confidentiality, for protecting them against retaliation and for investigating their
#Wikipedia and Wikitravel! It contains the most comprehensive information on all countries. I would gather and write the following facts/stats on the board:
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reports/complaints.
*Date of creation/independence
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##Population (and comparison to Ghana)
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##Land Size (and comparison to Ghana)
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##Type of government and its head
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##Capital city
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##Religions (percentage)
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##Local greetings
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##Fun fact
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#Next, I would google and search YouTube for pictures and videos for the following:
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:Pictures of teh country's different ethnicities
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:Picutres of the 3 largest cities or most significant places
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:Pictures of cuisine and its ingredients
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:Play cultural music as you show the pictures of places
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:Videos and pictures of 3-4 distinctive traditions or festivals (5-10 minute long videos)(There is software that allows you to download YouTube videos.)
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:UNICEF makes a series of books called Children Just Like Me.
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For example for Spain:
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'''We provided a response to this portion of your request on July 23, 2010.'''
:Fun fact - Spain is the second largest tourism industry in the world.
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:Naming customs consist of people having 2 surnames (father's-mother's).
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:Distinctive traditions:
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::Running of the Bulls
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::Bull fighting
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::Tomatina
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::Flamengo (dancing)
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===Budget===
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*4) Communications between the Peace Corps and the Office of Personnel Management
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regarding whether Volunteers have or could be granted whistle blower status under the
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Federal whistle blower statute.
  
Internet fees.
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'''We provided a response to this portion of your request on July 23, 2010.'''
  
===PC Resources===
 
  
Not applicable.
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==Partial Response July 23rd 2010==
  
===Project Reflection and Sustainability===
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This letter is in response to your March 10, 2010 request, under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.c. §552, for
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<blockquote>
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*1) Documents explaining the rationale for and terms of the transfer of responsibility for investigation of crimes against Volunteers away fromthe Peace Corps Inspector General office
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*2) Procedures for the investigation of these crimes.
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*3)Procedures for Peace Corps whistle blowers, including procedures for preserving their right to confidentiality, for protecting them against retaliation and for investigating their reports/complaints
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*4)Communications between the Peace Corps and the Office of Personnel Management regarding whether Volunteers have or could be granted whistle blower status under the Federal whistle blower statute.
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</blockquote>
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This response includes responsive documents from the Peace Corps Office of the Inspector General. You will find attached an electronic version of the responsive documents. The first document has been released in its entirety and is a memorandum from the Inspector General to the Director of the Peace Corps . The second document is a section of the Peace Corps Manual and has also been released in its entirety.
  
:Once a month is hard if you are a teacher, but once a term is good.
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This link http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/SARC_20080930.pdf is to the electronic version of the "Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress April 1,2008 - September 30,2008" this report references information that is within the scope
:Have kids dress up in the country's attire or you dress up.
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of your requests and is also released in its entirety. A fourth document has been withheld under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act
:Make the cuisine of that country.
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(FOIA),5 U.S.c. §552 (b) (5), because it is an intra-agency memorandum and is a pre decisional document, and is exempt from release to the public.
:Teach the local dance.
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You have a right to appeal my decision within 15 days of receipt of this letter by writing to the Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, Peace Corps, 1111 20th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20526.
:Have them draw pictures of what stood out most to them.
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:Magazines and books instead of videos.
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==Documents==
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*http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/images/Responsive_Docs_10-075.pdf (September 2010)
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*http://www.peacecorpswiki.com/images/FOIA_10075_BullerMemo.pdf  (July 2010)
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*http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/SARC_20080930.pdf
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*http://www.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/manual/%5C800_General_Services%5C860-869_Inspector_General%5CMS_861%5COffice_of_the_Inspector_General.pdf
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<blockquote>
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9.2 Management and Supervisory Level Personnel
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Additionally, all Peace Corps management and supervisory level personnel are required to:
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*cooperate with the OIG in jointly identifying problems and developing appropriate corrective actions;
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*when requested, provide comments on OIG draft reports in a timely manner for inclusion in the OIG’s final reports, responding specifically to findings and recommendations contained in the OIG reports;
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*refrain from taking, threatening to take or directing others to take, recommend or approve any adverse personnel or other action against any individual as a reprisal for making a complaint or disclosing information to the OIG.
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<blockquote>

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United States Peace Corps
Freedom of Information Act Request
FOIA request number::FOIA 10075
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PC Response:|}} FOIA response::Jun 15 2010|}} {{#if:|(FOIA business days from received till response:: days)*|}}
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Agent:|}} FOIA agent::Jeffrey Reichert|}}
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FOIA Request Summaries & Total Days until Final Response(9).
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September 30th 2010 Final Response

This is the final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Specifically, you request the following information. Our response is in bold.

  • 1) Documents explaining the rationale for and terms of the transfer of responsibility for

investigation of crimes against Volunteers away from the Peace Corps Inspector General office.

We located twenty-nine (29) pages of responsive documents. After careful review, it was determined that twenty-five (25) pages are being been withheld pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(5), because it consists of opinions, recommendations, and other reflections of staff thinking integral to the pre-decisional, deliberative process. The remaining four (4) pages are releasable in their entirety and are attached.

  • 2) Procedures for the investigation of these crimes.

It was determined that the memo provided in response to item 1 (pages 2 - 4) is the most responsive document available. No other responsive documents were located.

  • 3) Procedures for Peace Corps whistle blowers, including procedures for preserving their right to confidentiality, for protecting them against retaliation and for investigating their

reports/complaints.

We provided a response to this portion of your request on July 23, 2010.

  • 4) Communications between the Peace Corps and the Office of Personnel Management

regarding whether Volunteers have or could be granted whistle blower status under the Federal whistle blower statute.

We provided a response to this portion of your request on July 23, 2010.


Partial Response July 23rd 2010

This letter is in response to your March 10, 2010 request, under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.c. §552, for

  • 1) Documents explaining the rationale for and terms of the transfer of responsibility for investigation of crimes against Volunteers away fromthe Peace Corps Inspector General office
  • 2) Procedures for the investigation of these crimes.
  • 3)Procedures for Peace Corps whistle blowers, including procedures for preserving their right to confidentiality, for protecting them against retaliation and for investigating their reports/complaints
  • 4)Communications between the Peace Corps and the Office of Personnel Management regarding whether Volunteers have or could be granted whistle blower status under the Federal whistle blower statute.

This response includes responsive documents from the Peace Corps Office of the Inspector General. You will find attached an electronic version of the responsive documents. The first document has been released in its entirety and is a memorandum from the Inspector General to the Director of the Peace Corps . The second document is a section of the Peace Corps Manual and has also been released in its entirety.

This link http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/SARC_20080930.pdf is to the electronic version of the "Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress April 1,2008 - September 30,2008" this report references information that is within the scope of your requests and is also released in its entirety. A fourth document has been withheld under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA),5 U.S.c. §552 (b) (5), because it is an intra-agency memorandum and is a pre decisional document, and is exempt from release to the public. You have a right to appeal my decision within 15 days of receipt of this letter by writing to the Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, Peace Corps, 1111 20th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20526.

Documents

9.2 Management and Supervisory Level Personnel Additionally, all Peace Corps management and supervisory level personnel are required to:

  • cooperate with the OIG in jointly identifying problems and developing appropriate corrective actions;
  • when requested, provide comments on OIG draft reports in a timely manner for inclusion in the OIG’s final reports, responding specifically to findings and recommendations contained in the OIG reports;
  • refrain from taking, threatening to take or directing others to take, recommend or approve any adverse personnel or other action against any individual as a reprisal for making a complaint or disclosing information to the OIG.