Carmen L. Mallon
Chief of Staff
Office of Information Policy
Department of Justice
1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001
Submit and Track a Request or Appeal
Many documents are available to the public without having to make a FOIA request. These documents are called "proactive disclosures" because they are automatically posted online by all Department components.
The Deputy Attorney General advises and assists the Attorney
General in formulating and implementing Department policies and
programs and in providing overall supervision and direction of
all organizational units of the Department. The Office of the Deputy
Attorney General, through the Justice Management Division's Office
of Attorney Recruitment and Management, also administers the attorney
hiring program of the Department and maintains the files containing
Honor Program and Summer Law Intern Program applications. (Personnel
files of attorneys employed by the Drug Enforcement Administration,
Office of Justice Programs,
Bureau of Prisons, and Office of the Inspector General are maintained
by those components; and personnel files for United States Attorneys
are maintained by the Executive Office for United States Attorneys.)
Records maintained include those 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. For more information on how to submit a FOIA request to the Department of Justice, visit the Make a FOIA Request to DOJ page of our site.
Publicly available information for which a FOIA request
is not required:
Many other proactively disclosed documents are available to the public without having to make a FOIA request in the Department’s FOIA Libraries.
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.
Major Information Systems
Correspondence Management System
Office of the Deputy Attorney General Correspondence Tracking System