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CEI v. Social Security Administration - June 6 Complaint

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CEI v. Social Security Administration - June 6 Complaint

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Plaintiff COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE (“CEI”) for its complaint against

Defendant SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (“SSA”), alleges as follows:

1) This is an action under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, to compel production under a FOIA request seeking copies of the federal records that contain the data used in computing figures shown in a Social Security Administration report about union activities.

2) In its request, plaintiff sought documents containing the following seven categories of information:

1. Names of SSA employees who conducted union activities on official time in FY 2011;

2. Number of hours spent, per employee, conducting union activities on official time in FY 2011;

3. Cost of each employee (salary and benefits) who spent time on official time in FY 2011;

4. SSA employees who spent 100% of their time on union activities in FY 2011;

5. Cost of travel and per diem associated with employees conducting union activities on official time in FY 2011;

6. Cost of office space, telephones, and supplies in support of employees conducting union activities on official time in FY 2011;

7. Cost of arbitration expenses from employees conducting union activities on official time in FY 2011.