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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and
Management (OASAM)

Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. Like all federal agencies, the Department of Labor (DOL) is required under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to disclose records requested in writing by any person. However, agencies may withhold information pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the statute. The FOIA applies only to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM) is organized into a number of Centers and Regions at The National Office and other locations around the country. If you know which Center or Region maintains the records you are seeking, submit a written FOIA request to the Disclosure Officer of that Center or Region. If you believe that OASAM does maintain the records you are seeking but you do not know the Center or Region which has the records, you may submit a written FOIA request to:

                          FOIA Coordinator
                          U.S. Department of Labor - OASAM
                          Room S-3317
                          200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
                          Washington, D.C. 20210
                          Fax: (202) 693-7954

If you wish to make a FOIA request via e-mail, please send it to Should you have questions or concerns regarding an in-process FOIA request you may contact OASAM's FOIA Service Center. Please use the link below if you are unsure of how to make a FOIA request.  We encourage the public to explore OASAM's and DOL’s Web sites or use our search engine to see if the information you seek is already available to the public via the Web.

OASAM FOIA Information

Administrative Staff Manuals

"Hot FOIAs" and Frequently Requested Reports

Other FOIA Resources

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