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FOIA Contact:

Carmen L. Mallon
Chief of Staff
Office of Information and Privacy
Department of Justice
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
(202) 514-FOIA

Conventional Reading Room:

Call (202) 514-FOIA for access instructions.

Electronic Reading Room:

This includes frequently requested records, opinions, policy statements, and staff manuals/instructions to staff, created by the Office of Information and Privacy after November 1, 1996.

Component Description:

The Office of Information and Privacy (OIP) discharges the Department's administrative and policy responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and promotes government-wide compliance with the Act. OIP maintains files of administrative appeals of denials of Department of Justice records and initial request files of FOIA and Privacy Act requests for records of the Offices of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, Associate Attorney General, Policy Development, Legislative Affairs, Intergovernmental Affairs, and Public Affairs. The office also maintains records relating to the administration of the office.

DOJ Reference Guide:

A comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook for obtaining information from the Department

Special information required to make a FOIA request: None

Publicly available information for which a FOIA request is not required: None

Multitrack processing:

FOIA requests are placed in one of three tracks. Track one is for those requests which seek and receive expedited processing pursuant to subsection (a)(6)(E) of the FOIA. The second track is for those requests which do not involve voluminous records or lengthy consultations with other entities. Track three is for those requests which involve voluminous records and for which lengthy or numerous consultations are required, or those requests which may involve sensitive records.

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