All requests for OIG records not located on the OIG’s website site must be made in writing to the OIG Disclosure Officer via
mail or fax. Additionally, information obtained from the OIG’s website may not be in the same format as a hard copy obtained from the OIG.
Address: Disclosure Officer Office of Inspector General U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Room S-5506 Washington, DC 20210 Fax: (202) 693-7020
Please include the following information in your request: Name Address Phone number Detailed description of the records requested Date
The OIG does not require a special form in order to make a FOIA request. Your request should be as specific
as possible with regard to names, dates, time frames, places, events, subjects, etc. If known, you should include any filed designations
or descriptions of the records you want. You do not have to give a requested record's name or title, but the more specific you are
the more likely it will be that the record you seek can be located.
A FOIA request can be made for any agency record. This
does not mean, however, that the OIG will disclose every record sought. There are statutory exemptions that authorize the withholding of
information of an appropriately sensitive nature. When the OIG withholds information, it ordinarily must specify which exemption of
the FOIA permits the withholding. You should be aware that the FOIA does not require agencies to do research for you, to analyze data,
to answer questions, or to create records in order to respond to a request.
In those cases when the disclosure officer cannot process your request due to the lack of necessary information, you will be
contacted and additional information will be requested.
Privacy Act Information
Under certain circumstances, you may be entitled to receive
more information under the Privacy Act of 1974 than under the FOIA. Under the FOIA, anyone can request any agency record. Privacy
Act requests are more limited and can be made only by U.S. citizens or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent U.S. residence status,
who are seeking information about themselves, which is maintained in a system of records retrievable by their names or other personal identifiers.
Even if a request does not mention the Privacy Act,the OIG automatically treats requests as being made under both the FOIA and the
Privacy Act whenever it is appropriate to do so.
In order to protect your privacy, when you make a written request for information about yourself you must provide either a notarized
statement or a statement signed under penalty of perjury stating that you are the person you claim to be. You may fulfill this requirement
by: (1) having your signature on your request letter witnessed by a notary, or (2) pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 1746(2) including the following
statement just before the signature on your request letter:"I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
Executed on [date]." If you request information about yourself and do not provide one of these statements, your request cannot be
processed under the Privacy Act. This requirement helps to ensure that private information about you will not be disclosed to anyone else.
OIG FOIA Requester Service Center/Liaison
FOIA Requestor Service Center Telephone (202) 693-5116
FOIA Public Liaison Kim Pacheco, Disclosure Officer Telephone (202) 693-5116