Posted By:Dave Kerr
Subject:Re: Individual Deceased Personnel File
Post Date:October 06, 2011 at 14:28:46
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Forum:World War II Forum
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This email from the HRC was posted on another WWII website

"Because of the number of requests we receive, it may take up to sixteen (16) weeks to process and release records to you. The IDPF you seek are not physically maintained at this facility and must be located, retrieved, and shipped to us from our storage facility in Suitland, Maryland. The records are then copied and sent to the mailing address you provided.

"To help reduce our processing, reproduction, and postal costs, it would be helpful if you provide us your electronic address. We may be able to send the file to you by E-mail or on a CD-ROM.

"Also, we have determined your request falls into the FOIA fee category of “All Others,” which affords you the first two hours of search time and the first 100 pages at no cost. Although our agency rules allow us to charge fifteen cents per page when the record is more than 100 pages, we rarely charge a fee unless the file is unusually large and/or difficult to reproduce."

A Dutch friend of mine, who requests many IDPFs, told me
the Army was going to begin charging him, which seems fair
to me.