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I know this covid crap is serious but also some folks can take advantage of it.  working at home from the computer is good and for the kids to do their classroom work    like the news media is doing ,

Ive never been to NPRC so I don't know what their setup is like. I don't like the situation any more than you guys do. Its not like I get a Fed Rec Req claim and get twiddles in my heart that I can't

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There is no one working in the National Records centers due to covid. The records centers don't have remote access to records, so all fed record requests are backed up. 

It is for us, too. 


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20 minutes ago, brokensoldier244th said:

There is no one working in the National Records centers due to covid. The records centers don't have remote access to records, so all fed record requests are backed up. 

It is for us, too. 


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@brokensoldier244th I had a FOIA request into my VARO for my exam notes from telecon exams done in April & July.  I know va.gov isnt gospel but the request was listed as "closed" on 9/25 and i havent received any paperwork or even a letter syaing it was denied. Same as my C-File request that has been in since april (and i have pending claims so i didnt think it would be closed until after claims are finished) which was closed as of 2 weeks ago.

not sure whats going on if i should refile the requests or what.

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I wouldn't know  unless I knew 'you' to look it up. Every fed records request we are getting at the VSR level has its suspense dates kicked out 30 each time it comes back around for the time being because the requests themselves are queued up and the only records that are being located are for terminal, AO, over age 85- stuff like that, and even that is on a limited basis. We don't 'close' records requests, at least on my end, unless there is a negative response- meaning "we can't find them...." not just a non-response.

 

We have to get something back from them before we close it out, otherwise they have been staying open as requests. This is for everyone, even me- if I were to file a claim for something that needed specific research, like a unit location to verify a stressor or something I would be in the same boat. As an employee Im locked out of my own records, and we aren't treated any differently than any other claim other than no one in our home RO can work a claim for an employee of that RO. 

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On 10/27/2020 at 10:52 AM, brokensoldier244th said:

I wouldn't know  unless I knew 'you' to look it up. Every fed records request we are getting at the VSR level has its suspense dates kicked out 30 each time it comes back around for the time being because the requests themselves are queued up and the only records that are being located are for terminal, AO, over age 85- stuff like that, and even that is on a limited basis. We don't 'close' records requests, at least on my end, unless there is a negative response- meaning "we can't find them...." not just a non-response.

 

We have to get something back from them before we close it out, otherwise they have been staying open as requests. This is for everyone, even me- if I were to file a claim for something that needed specific research, like a unit location to verify a stressor or something I would be in the same boat. As an employee Im locked out of my own records, and we aren't treated any differently than any other claim other than no one in our home RO can work a claim for an employee of that RO. 

Ok, with that being said, are we talking next year or longer? It's bull$hit

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