FACTS - Users` Guide, 20 April 2005

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US Army Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts
Case Tracking System – FACTS - Users' Guide,
20-April-2005
Requested date:
15-October-2007
Released date:
24-March-2008
Posted date:
25-March-2008
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(On appeal from:)
Department of the Army
Office of the General Counsel
Washington DC 20310-0104
Freedom of Information Act Request
Department of the Army
US Army Freedom of Information and Privacy Office
Casey Building, Suite 144
Attn: AAHS-RDF
7701 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22315-3905
Phone: (703) 428-6494
Fax:
(703) 428-6522
Email: DAFOIA@conus.army.mil
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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
OFACE OF l1iE GENERAL COUNSEL
104 ARMY PENTAGON
WASHINGTON DC 20310-0104
March 24, 2008
This letter responds to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) appeal, dated
October 15, 2007. The U.S. Army Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office, the
Initial Denial Authority (IDA), denied your request for a "copy of the Manual or
Handbcok for the FACTS database."
We apologize for the delay in responding to this appeal. The Anmy is required to
address a large volume of FOIA demands and cannot always respond to appeals as
quickly as we would like. We make it our practice to respond to appeals in the order
received. The courts have sanctioned this method of handling FOIA cases. Open
America v. Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 547 F.2d 605, 614-16 (D.C. Cir.
1976).
The IDA withheld the information you requested under Exemption 2 of the FOIA.
5 U.S.C. § 552(b}(2). After a careful review of the issues presented in your appeal, we
have determined that you are entiUed to a copy of the responsive document that was
initially withheld from you. A copy of the responsive information is enclosed.
Accordingly, your appeal is granted.
This letter constitutes final action on behalf of the General Counsel, who has
been designated by the Secretary of the Anmy to consider appeals under the FOIA and
the PA. You may, if you so desire, seek judicial review of this determination in the
federal court system in accordance with the FOIA, 5 U.S.C. § 552(a}(4)(B).
Sincerely,
t~ljJA-~ol<M-z
J.-WI
Associate Deputy General Cou sel
Enclosure
Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts
Case Tracking System
FACTS
Users' Guide
20 April 2005
U.S. Army
Freedom of Information and Privacy Office
United States Army Records Management and
Declassification Agency (USARMDA)
FACTS
Users' Guide
Table of Content
Chapter 1. General
1-1. Overview
1-2. Access
1-3. System Requirements
1-4. Security
1-5. Privacy Act Requirements
1-6. Functionality
1-7. Help.
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Chapter 2. FACTS Homepage and Modules
2-1. Entering FACTS
2-2. Public Home Page
2-3. Department of the Army FOINPA Division Home Page
2-4. Help
2-5. Login
2-6. User Manual
2-7. Logout
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Chapter 3. User Registration Module
3-1. Registration
3-2. Activity Information
3-3. Profile Information
3-4. Account Information
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Chapter 4. Case Management Module
4-1. GeneraL
4-2. New Case Information
4-3. Existing Cases
4-4. View All
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Chapter S. Search/Advanced Search Module
5-1. GeneraL
5-2. Simple Search
5-3. Advanced Search
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Chapter 6. Reports Module
6-1. GeneraL........................
6-2. Status Report
6-3. Annual Report
6-4. Current Open Cases Report
6-5. Closed Cases Report
6-6. All Cases Report
6-7. Accomplishments/BackI09/Caseload Report
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7. Initial Denial Authority Module
8. Army Activities Module
9. Electronic Reading Room Module
10. Data Import Module
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Table of Figures
Chapter 2. FACTS Homepage and Modules
2-1. Department of Defense Security Notification
2-2. Public Home Page
2-3. Frequently Asked Questions Page
2-4. FACTS Login Screen
2-5. User Guide Screen
2-6. FACTS Logout Screen
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Chapter 3. User Registration Module
3-1. Activity Drop Down Screen
3-2. "Other'" Activity Option Screen
3-3. Profile Information (Registration) Screen
3-4. Account Information (Registration) Screen
3-5. New User Registration Notification
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Chapter 4. Case Management Module
4-1. Case Management Module Screen
4-2. Search Up Fron!..
4-3. Search Up Front Results
4-4. New Case Screen
4-5. Case Successfully Added Screen
4-6. Existing Case Retrieval Screen
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4-7. Existing Case Retrieval Screen (Partial Name)
4-8. Existing Case Edit or Close Case Command
4-9. Edit FOIA Case View
4-10. Case Successfully Updated Screen
4-11. Action Taken Drop-Down Menu Options
4-12. Multiple Exemptions
4-13. Statutes Associated with Exemption (b)(3)
4-14. Administratively Closed Reason Options
4-15. Fee Category of Requesters
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4-16. Processing Cost Calculations
4-17. Total Charged. Fee Waived. Fee Reduced
4-18. Fee Amount Charged
4-19. Case Successfully Closed Screen
4-20. Enter Remarks. Fee Collected. Appeal- Closed Case
4-21. Activity System Admin Closed Case Options
4-22. View All - Sorted by Action Officer
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Chapter 5. Search/Advanced Search Module
5-1. Simple Search Screen
5-2. Advanced Search Screen
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Chapter 6. Reports Module
6-1. Status Report Screen
6-2. Status Report Results
6-3. Activity System Admin; Enter Program Cost (Reports Tab)
6-4. Full-Time Employee Calculations
6-5. Part-Time Employee Calculations
6-6. Contractors Calculations
6-7. Other Costs in Total Program Cost
6-8. Annual Report Results
6-9. Open Cases Query
6-10. Sample Open Cases Report Screen
6-11. Sample Open Case By Action Officer Report Screen
6-12. Close Case Query
6-13. Sample Closed Case Report Screen
6-14. ABC by Action Officer Report Screen
6-15. ABC by Action Officer Report Results (Sorted by Action)
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Chapter 7. Initial Denial Authority Module
IDA Screen
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Chapter 8. Army Activities Module
8-1. Army Activities Listing
8-2. Search Army Activities
8-3. System Admin (Edit Activity Information)
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8-4. Update Activity Information Screen
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Chapter 9. Electronic Reading Room Module
9-1. System Admin Screen
9-2. System Admin (E-RR Screen)
9-3. E-RR File Upload Screen
9-4. E-RR Access Screen
9-5. E-RR Index Screen
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Chapter 10. Data Import Module
10-1. Data Import Screen
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10-2. Data Containing Errors or Omissions Screen
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10-3. Data Imported Successfully Screen
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Chapter 1
General
1-1. Overview.
a. The Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Case Tracking System (FACTS) is
a web-based enterprise solution, which reduces many of the administrative burdens and
challenges present in managing Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Programs at
every level of the Amny. The Department of the Amny Freedom of Information and
Privacy Division designed the system in concert with the technical developers of Army
Records Information Management System, (ARIMS). The objective of FACTS is to
provide unifomnity of data collected during administratively processing FOIAJPA cases,
facilitate world-wide tracking and exposure, empower users to search case information
on an Army-wide or activity specific scale, employ automated programs and
management reports. and to identify those routinely requested documents for possible
inclusion in the Army electronic reading room.
b. Currently, there are over 300 Army offices responsible for processing FOIAJPA
requests. Annually, more than 28,000 requests are submitted from individuals and
corporations outside the Federal Government. Historically there was no method of
searching requests information on an Army-wide basis or maintaining current and
inclusive contact information for the program offices through this decentralized program.
c. The purpose of this user manual is to define the key design features of FACTS
and to give the user a better understanding of how to navigate and operate the system.
The manual is divided into chapters. Each module is defined in a separate chapter with
corresponding figures for demonstrating a capability or functionality.
d. If you have questions concerning any of the modules, please feel free to submit
your question to facts@rmda.belvoir.army.mil.
1-2. Access.
Access to FACTS is limited to Army FOIAJPA Officers, iDAs, and other individuals
authorized to process and respond to requests from individuals and corporations
outside the Federal Government.
1-3. System Requirements.
The FACTS website is designed to support Internet Explorer version 5.0 and higher.
The site also uses Java, Javascript, CSS, & DHTML. Internet Explorer 5.0+ already has
this support built in. If your browser does not support these, your system administrator
can provide you with the "plug-ins" to have full access to FACTS. No other software is
required. This site is best viewed using a screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
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1-4. Security.
In order to ensure security and integration with other supported Records Management
and Declassification Agency record related missions, FACTS is released as a
component of the Army Records Information Management System (ARIMS).
1-5. Privacy Act Requirements.
a. User Information. Disclosure of your contact information is voluntary. It is
solicited for the sole purpose of verifying your identity in the login process. However.
failure to provide the requested information will result in denial of access to FACTS.
Information furnished by you will be maintained and safeguarded by the system
administrators.
b. Requester Information. Users must ensure they adhere to strict Privacy Act
regulatory guidance. This system is not approved to require, collect, or maintain social
security numbers, home addresses, date of birth, personal telephone numbers, or other
personal identifiers.
1-6. Functionality.
FACTS has distinct modules. Refer to the corresponding chapter for an in-depth
description. figures. and step-by-step instructions. As an overview:
(1) The Case Management module contains the capabilities for entering new
cases, updating or editing existing cases, and closing cases.
(2) The Search and Query functions enable users to perform simple searches or
build complex queries using Boolean logical operators and word or number entries. The
criteria of searching can involve action officer, inclusive dates, and status of case, thus
the results can meet many of the report requirements and serve as a useful
management tool.
(3) The Reports module contains a status report which consists of number of
cases received, currently open, closed, and pending more than 20 days during a
specified time period. This module also contains the capability to output the required
data and statistics for inclusion in the annual FOIA report.
(4) Access to FACTS is limited to Army FOIAIPA Officers. IDAs. and other
individuals authorized to process and respond to requests from individuals and
corporations outside the Federal Government. The Registration and Profile Modules
allow users to register and have the ability to update contact information.
(5) The IDA Module is a searchabie database of inclusive and up to date contact
information and areas of responsibilities for the Department of the Army Initial Denial
Authorities.
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(6) The Army Activities Module is a searchable database of inclusive and up to
date contact information for the FOINPA Offices within the Department of the Army.
(7) The System Admin Module is limited to only Activity System Admin users, and
allows update of Activity information, changing of roles of users assigned to that Activity,
and submitting documents for possible inclusion in the Army Electronic Reading Room.
1-7. Help.
a. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). The FAQ page, accessible from the Help tab,
addresses both FACTS technical and FOINPA functional questions.
b. On-line Help. If you have a question on the operability or technical aspect of
FACTS, submit your question to FACTS@rmda.belvoir.army.mil.
C. Functional Assistance. An attempt was made to address functional concems
within this Users' Guide and FAQ. Forward functional issues or questions not
addressed in the Users· Guide or FAQ to FACTS@rmda.belvoir.army.mil.
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Chapter 2
FACTS Homepage and Modules
2-1. Entering FACTS. Upon entry into FACTS. the user is presented with the required
Department of Defense notification before allowing access and query functions. To
proceed, click the "Enter FACTS· button at the bottom of the notification as shown in
Figure 2-1 below.
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Figure 2-1. Department of Defense Security Notification.
2-2. Public Home Page.
The public view of the FACTS home page (shown in Figure 2-2) provides the guest with
introductory information about FACTS. The text contained on this page provides a brief
overview of the system and a description of the tabbed headings.
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Figure 2-2. Public Home Page.
2-3. U.S. Army Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office.
Users selecting the DA FOIAIPA tab will be redirected to the Department of the Army
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office Home Page.
2-4. Help. Once you select the Help tab, you will see a screen similar to Figure 2-3.
This screen addresses a number of common FACTS technical and FOIA functional
issues. As questions arise, they will be incorporated into this section.
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'y'Vhat IS FACTS?
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With all the options evallable at the FACTS website how do I eas,tf move around
the slIe?
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I am hCMoO problems VIewing the FACTS weDS'I'" Wl'!at shOuld I dq?
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What " my guesnon IS not answered here In the F AQs?
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Figure 2-3. Frequently Asked Questions Page.
2-5. Login. To gain access into the suite of tools available within FACTS, a user must
be a registered user. Once this process has occurred, the user will be given a user
account and password to log into FACTS. To log into FACTS, simply click the "Login"
button at the top and a login page is displayed. as seen in Figure 2-4 below.
LOGIN TO fAtfS
EIHER THE USER N.AIoIE ,,"0 PASSWORD ASSIGNEO /lURING TilE RE6tSTItoflT1ON PROCESS.
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Figure 2-4. FACTS Login Screen.
2-6. User Manual. Users logged into FACTS may view and download the Users'
Manual from the tab shown in Figure 2-5 below. The manual is available in MS Word
and in PDF format. All users are encouraged to download and review the users'
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Figure 2-5. Users' Manual Screen.
2-7. Logout. To exit a FACTS session, click the "Logout" button at the top of the page
as shown in figure 2-6 below.
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Figure 2-6. FACTS Logout Screen.
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Chapter 3
User Registration Module
3·1. Registration. FACTS requires new users to register for access and security
privileges. It is dUring this registration process that a relationship is determined which
Army FOIAIPA office the user is a member.
3·2. Activity Information. Type your office symbol and select the appropriate activity
from the drop down box as shown in Figure 3-1. If your activity is not listed select
'Other'" located at the bottom of the list. Then type your "Activity Name" in the field as
shown in Figure 3-2.
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3-3. Profile Information. Complete the profile information entries shown in Figure 3-3
below with your official information (i.e.• address, E-mail address. and phone). All fields
except "Alternate Address" and ~Fax" are required.
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3 4. Account Information. The final step of registration is to enter your "Sign-In
Name" and password shown in Figure 3-4 below. After selecting ~Create User Profile.~
you will receive notification that your request has been received and will be processed
(see Figure 3-5 below). Once approved/validated by the FACTS Administrators you will
receive a separate email confirmation. You may then begin using FACTS.
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REGlSrRATION
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Figure 3-5. New User Registration Notification.
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Chapter 4
Case Management Module
4-1. General.
a. From within the Case Management Module (shown at Figure 4-1), requests
received or referred to the users' activity can be added, updated, edited, and viewed.
The parameters associated with your user type. which is assigned during the
registration and validation process, are based on your activity's business practice,
determines the tasks and fields you may access and update.
b. Currently, the user groups are Action Officer, Activity Admin, Read Only, and
Activity System Admin. Additional groups and parameters will be added as
requirements are identified by activities. New Case tab is only present when user is
identified as an Activity Admin and Activity System Admin.
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Figure 4-1. Case Management Module Screen.
4-2. New Case Information. (Activity Admin andlor Activity System Admin user.)
a. The first step in logging in a new case is to enter the requester's last name.
Activities using "last 4 SSN" may also search by a combination of requester name and
optional last 4 SSN as shown in Figure 4-2 below.
Figure 4-2. Search Up Front
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b. Figure 4-3 shows an example of previously logged cases tied to a specific
requester's last name. The data fields displayed include Control Number, Activity
Number, Requester Name, Last 4 SSN (if used), Date Received, Suspense and
Extension Dates, Closed Date (if appropriate) Action Officer, Type of Request,
Classification, Action Taken, Subject of Requests and Fees Owed. You may either view
individual cases by clicking on the hyper-linked Activity Number or continue processing
by pressing "Continue and Add a New Case." (Note: User viewing individual cases
may return to this screen by using the "BACK" button on the navigation tool bar.)
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c. Figure 4-4 is an example of the screen shown in cases where no matches are tied
to the requesters last name or when users have selected "Continue and Add New
Case: By designating required fields the reports and searches are complete and
inclusive. The required fields are: request date, received date, suspense date (20
working day), type (FOIA, PNFOIA) priority (simple complex, expedited), classification,
receiving activity, subject, action officer assigned to the case, and requester information.
(Note: Action Officers listed are those associated with your activity during the
registration process.) Case numbers are automatically generated and consecutive for
all cases assigned within the Army for that fiscal year. Cases also have a sub number
specific to your activity.
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b. When all required field are filled, press the "Submit Case" button. If the case was
successfully entered, you will be notified of the case numbers associated with this
request. (Figure 4-5). From this screen you have the option to "Add Another Case,"
"Go To Added Case" (for edit or close functions), or "Done' which will retum the user to
the main Case Management page (shown at Figure 4-1).
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4-3. Existing Cases. To edit, update, or close an existing case use the screen at the
"Existing Cases· tab.
a. All registered users can retrieve cases received by their Activity by selecting the
applicable case from the "View All" screen. Users may also view a request by Case
Number (Army-wide number or Activity number) or by Requester Last Name from the
"Existing Cases" tab. FACTS robust retrieval capabilities allow users to retrieve cases
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by partial entries (Le., 0090 for case number, partial spelling for requester last name) as
shown in Figure 4-6. A sample result of a partial name search is shown in Figure 4-7.
Figure 4-6. Existing Case Retrieval Screen .
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b. Select the applicable case by clicking on the linked Control Number (Army-wide
case number). You will be taken to a view of the case. No fields can be entered or
updated from this view. To edit or close the case click on the corresponding command
positioned under the "View All" tab as shown circled in Figure 4-8. Note: ONLY Action
Officers, Activity Admin and Activity System Admin users have the capability of updating
Activity cases. Action Officers can only update those cases assigned to them (however,
Action Officers can not reassign a case to another Action Officer). Activity Admin and
Activity System Admin users may edit and update all cases assigned to their activity.
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Figure 4-8. Existing Case Edit or Close Case Command.
c. You may edit or update case inlonmation fields. Not all fields can be altered by the
Activity Admin user. The Activity System Admin users may also update the Request
Date, Received Date and Suspense Date. The parameters are set so that only the
Activity Admin and Activity System Admin designees may reassign Action Officers to
existing cases and Action Officers may only update cases assigned to them. Field that
may be edited or updated are: Extension Date, Request type (FOIA, PNFOIA),
Request Priority (Simple, Complex, Expedited), Classification (Confidential, Secret, Top
Secret, Unclassified), Request High Visibility (None, Presidential, Ccngressional, News
Media), Relerred By. Subject, Requester Inlonmation, Fee Inlonmation, Initial Denial
Authority Inlonmation, and Remarks. Figure 4-9 is an example 01 the Edit Case
inlonmation option as seen by an Action Officer (Only Activity Admin users have the
option 01 reassigning cases to other Action Officers within the Activity.)
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d. Once the case information is updated press the "Update Case" button at the
bottom of the page. You will be notified that the case was successfully updated as
shown in figure 4-10. By using the buttons on the bottom of this screen you may edit
another case, return to the updated case, or be redirected to the main Case
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e. By selecting the ·Close Case" feature circled in Figure 4-8 Activity Admin and
Activity System Admin users will again access the options shown in Edit FOIAIPA Case
View (see figure 4-9). In addition to these fields there are required portions to close a
case. These are contained in the Case Closing Information and Processing Cost
sections as shown in Figure 4-11.
f. In order to close a request you must identify Action Taken. The options available
from the drop-down menu are: Denied in part; Denied in full, Granted, and
Administratively Closed. (Refer to Figure 4-11 below.)
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g. Options within Action Taken:
(1) If the request is "Denied in Part" or "Denied in Full" the Exemption menu
displays (as shown in Figure 4-12 below). To select more than one exemption hold
down the Control button as you select individual exemptions. If "(bX3)" exemption is
selected ou will need to identi the s ecific statute as shown in Fi ure 4-13 below.
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(2) If the "Administratively" Closed option is selected a separate "Reason"
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below in Figure 4-14. Remember to identify the office to receive your referral in the
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(3) When a request is granted select the "Granted" option from the drop-down
menu. You are not prompted or required to select an exemption or reason.
h. Utilize the Fee Category drop-down menu to select the applicable code. The
options are: "Commercial:' "Educational/News Media," and "Other." (These are shown
in Figure 4-15 below.) Once you select the appropriate category of requester the data
contained in a DD Form 2086 is displayed as shown in Figure 4-16. (Note: The DD
Form 2086 will not be displayed when Administratively Closing a Case except then the
reason is either ~No Records" or ~Fee Related Reason. ~ All of the business rules
associated with determining processing and chargeable cost. have been built in to this
portion (Le., Commercial requesters are charged for Search, Review, and Duplication;
Educational/News Media requesters are not charged for Search but are charged for
Review and Duplication after the first 100 pages; Others are charged for Search after
the first two hours, not charged for Review, and receive the first 100 pages free of
duplication). Once all of the processing costs are entered you are required to annotate
the Total Charged, if Fees were Waived or Reduced as shown in Figure 4-17. Fees
under the DoD $15.00 threshold will not be accepted.
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I.
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have been collected on this request you must enter a numeric zero in the YAmount
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j. Press "Close Case" at the bottom of the screen.
k. Once the case is successfully closed, you will be notified as shown in Figure 4-19.
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I. You may still view cases closed in FACTS. However, only remarks, fee collection.
and appeal information can be added from the Existing Cases tab by the Action Officer
and Activity Admin (refer to Figure 4-20 for the location of these options).
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m. The Activity System Admin user may also enter remarks, fees collected, appeal
information and Admin Edit (update all information except FOIA Control Number/Case
Numbers). Refer to Figure 4-21.
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4-4. View All. View all cases assigned to your activity by selecting the "View All" tab
from any of the Case Management module screens. The fields within "View All" include:
Control Number, Activity Number, Requester Name (Last and First), Date Received,
Suspense and Extension Date, Date Closed, Action Officer, Type, Classification, and
Action Taken. The default list cases in ascending order for the current Fiscal Year.
Sort any field by clicking on the field title as shown in the example of sorting by Action
Officer (Figure 4-22). To access any of the cases click on the corresponding
hyperlinked Control Number.
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Chapter 5
Search/Advanced Search Module
5-1. General. All registered users may search case information on an Army-wide or
activity specific basis by selecting the ·Search/Query" tab available from all screens
within FACTS. The simple search method is the default method as shown in Figure 5-1.
To build complex search criteria press the "Advanced»" button at the bottom of the
screen.
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5-2. Simple Search.
a. Simple searches can be based on a single entry or combination of entries within
the fields of Control Number, Activity Control Number, Subject Matter, Requester Last
Name, Company Name, Referred to, Fiscal Year, and Activity Received the Request.
Your activity is the default activity within the search criteria. To search on an Army-wide
basis select the entry ·Please Select an Activity" entry from the drop-down menu.
b. You may also use partial entries in any of the search fields (i.e., 0090 for Army or
Activity cases containing 0090 within their number).
c. The standard search results will identify cases by Control Number, Activity
Number, Activity Name, Requester Last Name, First Name, Date Received, Date
Closed, Action Officer, Type, Classification, Action Taken, and Pending Days. If your
search criteria included Subject Matter, Company Name, Referred To, the results will
include these fields.
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d. As in the "View All" mode you may sort or group by any search result field by
clicking on any field heading.
e. To view case information click on the corresponding linked Control number.
Activity Admin and Activity System Admin Users will have the options to Edit or Close
cases assigned to their activity. Action Officers will only be able to Edit those cases
assigned to them.
f. The "Record Count" appearing at the lower left of the search result screen displays
the total number of records that met the specified criteria.
Note: If changing the search criteria users are encouraged to "Reset Form" (see the
"Reset Form" at the bottom of Figure 5-1). Experience has shown when intending to
highlight and delete previous search field entries, users may inadvertently insert a
"space." The search system interprets the space as criteria, which will result in null or
incomolete results.
5-3. Advanced Search.
a. To perform complex queries or build searches using other criteria press the
"Advanced»" button found at the bottom of the page. Figure 5-2 shows the
Advanced Search Screen.
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b. Advanced searches can be based on a single entry or combination of entries
within the fields of Control Number, Activity Control Number, SUbject Matter, Requester
Last Name, Company Name, Referred to, Fiscal Year, Activity Received the Request,
Action Officer, Status of Cases, Received Date, Suspense Date. Extension Date,
Closed Date, Classification of Request, Request Type, Priority, Action Taken, Fee
Amount Due (range or any amount due), Days Pending (range or any number of days),
Any Amount Due, Any Amount Collected, and Over Due Amounts. As in the simple
search method, your activity is the default activity within the search criteria. However,
you may select another activity for a specific search. In order to search on an Armywide basis you need to select "Please Select an Activity" from the drop down menu.
Action Officers shown are registered users associated with the selected activity.
c. You may also use partial entries in any of the search fields (i.e., 0090 for Army or
Activity cases ccntaining 0090 within their number) and partial names.
d. The standard search results will identify cases by Control Number, Activity
Number, Activity Name, Requester Last Name, First Name, Date Received, Date
Closed, Action Officer, Type, Classification, Action Taken. and Pending Days. If your
search criteria included Subject Matter, Company Name, Referred To, any of the Date
options, or Fee Amount options, the results will include the applicable fields.
e. To extract cases for a specific time frame (for reporting purposes) you may specify
date range for any of the listed date fields in combination with other search criteria.
f. You can identify cases that have amounts due or where money has been collected
by checking "Any Amount Due" or "Any Amount Collected" respectively.
g. To find cases with past due amounts for your activity or Army-wide check "Over
Due Amount". This allows you to identify deadbeat requesters whose requests can be
administratively closed without processing.
h. As in the "View All" mode you may sort or group by any search result field by
clicking on any field heading.
i. To view case information click on the corresponding linked Control number.
Activity Admin and Activity System Admin users will have the options to Edit or Close
cases assigned to their activity. Action Officers will only be able to Edit those cases
assigned to them.
j. The "Record Count" appearing at the lower left of the search result screen displays
the total number of reccrds that met the specified criteria.
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Note: If changing the search criteria users are encouraged to "Reset Form" (see the
"Reset Form" at the bottom of Figure 5-1). Experience has shown when intending to
highlight and delete previous search field entries. users may inadvertently insert a
"space. The search system interprets the space as criteria, which result in null or
incomplete results.
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Chapter 6
Reports Module
6-1. General. Currently. there are three separate reports defined within the Reports
Module. All of the reports available within the Reports Module are specific to the user's
activity. Other report type products can easily be replicated within the advanced search
module. Reports defined within the search module may be on any specific activity or
Army-wide. Below are examples of basic type reports available from within the Reports
and Search Modules.
6-2. Status Report (Reports Module).
a. Select a Start Date and End Date. To specify a date you may either enter the
date as MMiDD/yyYY or click on the calendar bullon shown at the right side of the date
entries as shown in Figure 6-1 below. Press "Run Status Report." Please note that the
status report can be generated for any time frame (e.g. weekly or monthly periods).
b. The results will identify the statistical information pertaining to the time-frame:
number of requests open at beginning period, number of requests received, number of
requests closed, average processing time, number of requests open at the end of
period, number of requests pending, average days pending, and fee related amounts.
(See Figure 6-2 below for a sample results.)
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6-3. Annual Report (Reports Module).
a. The Annual Report consists of statistical and specific data regarding Initial
Request Determinations, Exemptions Invoked on Initial Request Determinations, "Other
Reasons" Cited on Initial Determinations, Statutes Cited on Initial Request (b)(3)
Exemptions, Appeal Determinations, Exemptions Invoked on Appeal Determinations,
"Other Reasons" Cited on Appeal Determinations, Statutes Cited on Appeal (b)(3)
Exemptions, Number and Median Age of Initial Cases Pending, Total Number of Initial
Requests Received During the Fiscal Year, Types of Requests Process and Median
Age, Total Amount Collected from the Public, and Program Cost (to include Number of
Full Time Staff, Number of Part Time Staff, Litigation Cost, and Total Program Cost).
With the exception of Appeal and Litigation related information FACTS has the
capability of capturing, calculating and producing all of the data required for the Annual
FOIA Report.
(1) FACTS is a Day-Forward System. Any cases pending on the implementation
date of 1 October 2004 will need to be reported be each activity for inclusion in the
Annual FOIA report separately.
(2) Statistical information on "Initial Cases Processed" is collected during
processing (required fields when opening and closing individual cases).
(3) Information pertaining to Appealed Cases and Litigations are provided
separately from the Office of General Counsel and the Army Corps of Engineers (as
appropriate).
(4) Raw data pertaining to Program Costs is entered by the Activity System Admin
user from the Reports Tab as shown in Figure 6-3.
As this information captures either
the number of months or hours an employee dedicated to FOIAIPA functions this
information should be entered at the close of a fiscal year.
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) AIlIllIolI Repon
fiscal VefJI
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Figure 6-3. Activity System Admin: Enter Program Cost (From Reports Tab)
(a) To access the calculating modules the Activity System Admin user must select
the reportable Fiscal Year and then select "Enter Program Cost" from the Reports Tab
as shown in Figure 6-3 above.
(b) "Click to Add" Full Time Employees to expand this module to the screen shown
Figure 6-4 below. Enter the Employee Name, Months (Individual dedicated to FOIA
responsibilities), select the appropriate Local Area, GS Level and Step OPM based
tables from the corresponding drop down menus. Complete the entry by pressing
"Update" (shown below the Employee Name). Repeat this process until you have
entered this information for each Full Time Employee.
Figure 6-4. Full Time Employee Calculations
(c) Part Time Employee information is entered in the manner except enter the
Hours (individual dedicated to FOIA responsibilities) instead of Months as shown in
Figure 6-5. Repeat this process until you have entered this information for each Part
Time Employee.
(d) "Click to Add" Contractors to expand this module to the screen shown in Figure
6-6 below. Enter the Employee Name, Months (contractor dedicated to FOIA
responsibilities), Cost. and check Part Time when applicable. Complete the entry by
pressing "Update" (shown below the Employee Name). Repeat this process until you
have entered this information for each Full Time Employee.
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Figure 6-6. Contractors Calculations
(e) The required 16% (benefits) and 25% (overhead) costs are automatically
calculated and reflected in the "Total Program Cost."
(f) The Total Case Processing Cost is a consolidated figure from the completed
00 Forms 2086 for your activity.
(g) To add miscellaneous costs (i.e., printing, training, TOY) press "Edit" by the
"Other Cost" (refer to Figure 6-7). Manually enter the appropriate figure. This figure will
also become part of the "Total Program Cost."
Fun Time Employee Man-Years: 5.000
Part Time Employee Man-Yean: 0.f100
Total Case Processing Costs: 1:0.00
Total Overhead Costs: $S07.18S.3S
other Costs. :$0.00
UpdMe Cancel
Figure 6-7. "Other Costs" in Total Program Costs
(5) All users can view the Annual Report from the Reports Tab. Select the
appropriate year and "Run Annual FOIA Report." (Refer to Figure 6-3.) The results (as
shown in Figure 6-8) will be specific to the user's activity.
(Activities with reporting sub
organizations can run the report on an independent or consolidated level. If the sub
organizations are not displayed contact FACTS@rmda.belvoir.army.mil.)
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6-4. Current Open Cases Report (generated from Advanced Search Module).
a. From the Advanced Search Screen (Figure 5-2 above) you may produce a report.
which will identify all open cases under your activity's purview. To do this. ensure your
activity is selected from the activity drop down menu (your activity is the default) and
click to specify the status as "open" as shown in Figure 6-9 below.
Activity Received
the Request
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b. The resuits of this search will be shown as the sam
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Figure 6-10. Sample Open Case Report Screen.
C. The results will be arranged in numerical order and will identity control number,
activity number, requester's last and first name, date received, action officer, request
type, and classification. The results may also be sorted by any of the shown fields. In
the Figure 6-11 the same results are sorted by Action officer (click on the column
heading titled Action Officer).
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Figure 6-11. Sample Open Case By Action Officer Report Screen.
6-5. Closed Cases Report (generated from Advanced Search Module).
a. From the Advanced Search Screen (Figure 5-2 above) you may produce a report,
which will identify closed cases under your activity's purview. The template to run this
report is similar to the Open Cases query. However, you should specify the beginning
and ending dates for your closed cases report. See the example in Figure 6-12 below:
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b. The results of this search will be shown as the sample in Figure 6-13 below.
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c. The results will be arranged in numerical order and will identify control number,
activity number, requester's last and first name, date received, date closed, action
officer, request type, and classification and action taken. The results may also be
sorted by any of the shown fields (i.e., Action Taken, Action Officer).
6-6. All Cases ("View All" Tab within Case Management Module). See
Figure 4-22.
6-7. Accomplishments/Backlog/Caseload (ABC) (generated from Search Module).
Some reports may serve as a useful management tool in analyzing the
accomplishments, backlog and caseloads. In Figure 6-14 the activity, action officer, and
time-frame has been identified. In this instance the results will identify all the open and
closed cases for a specific Action Officer. The results are sorted by Action in Figure 615.
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(Sorted by Action)
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Chapter 7
Initial Denial Authority Module
a. The Initial Denial Authority Module is an inclusive listing of the Initial Denial
Authorities (IDA) complete with current mailing address, phone number, DSN prefix,
Fax number, and area of responsibilities. The General Order 3, which redirects some
functions and responsibilities at Principal Headquarters DA level, will be reflected in this
module. As changes occur they will be updated here.
b. To access the IDA Module select the "IDA" tab from any of the screens available
in FACTS. Figure 7-1 shows the IDA page.
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c. It is the responsibility of each IDA office to ensure the infonnatlon posted on this
page is correct. Changes to addresses, telephone numbers and areas of
responsibilities must be submitted to FACTS@rmda.belvoir.army.mil as they occur.
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Chapter 8
Army Activities Module
a. The Army Activities Module is an alphabetical and scrollable inclusive listing of the
Army FOIAIPA Program Offices complete with current mailing address, phone number
and fax number. As changes occur they should be updated by the Activity System
Admin Users (see paragraph 8d below).
b. To access this module select the ~Army Activities" tab from any of the screens
available in FACTS. Figure 8-1 shows a view of the Army Activities page.
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c. To perform a word search select "Edit" and "Find on this Page" from the Internet
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d. It is the responsibility of Activity System Admin Users to update the contact
information. This is done through the System Admin tab (viewed only through
System Admin Accounts) see Figure 8-3 below.
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e. Select the "Edit Activity Information" to expand the contact information for your
Activity (refer to Figure 8-4). Press "Submit Update" when complete.
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Chapter 9
Electronic Reading Room (E-RR) Module
a. Only Activity System Admin Users can access this module to submit documents.
This is done through the "Electronic Reading Room" tab from the "Sys Admin"
screen (viewed only through System Admin Accounts) see Figure 9-1 below. All
users can visit E-RR from FACTS links to access the submitted documents (see
Figure 9-3).
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b. The E-RR Module allows organizations to submit documents for possible inclusion
in the Army Electronic Reading Room. Documents containing non-releasable
information must be redacted with the exemption(s) annotated and coordinated through
the appropriate Initial Denial Authority.
c. To upload files to the electronic reading room follow the instructions on E-RR
Screen (see Figure 9-2).
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d. Documents are submitted electronically to the DA FOINPA Division as
attachments and will be posted to the E-RR after being reviewed and evaluated (see
Figure 9-3).
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e. To access the index of the documents select the "Electronic Reading Room"
hyperlink included in FACTS Links (see Figure 9-4).
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f. To retrieve any of the documents click on the corresponding hyperlink (see Figure 95).
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Chapter 10
Data Integration Module
a. The Data Integration Module allows activities utilizing COTS and sophisticated
Government developed systems the option and ability to transfer data into FACTS.
FACTS Data Import Requirement documentation has been prepared by U.S. Anmy
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office and provided to all activities registered
with FACTS specifying the required fields, acceptable values, and corresponding
business rules for opening and closing cases. The upload file has to be of XML fonma!.
Please note that only Activity System Admin Users can access this module to import
data into FACTS. This is done through the "Upload Data" tab (viewed only through
System Admin Accounts). (see Figure 10-1).
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b. If the upload data file does not fulfill all the requirements specified in the Data
Import Requirement Documentation, then the data transfer will fail and an error
message will be displayed with explicit error description. (see Figure 10-2).
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d. If the upload data file meets all the requirements specified in the Data Import
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Figure 10-3. Data Imported Successfully Screen.
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