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Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at the Departmentís Sunshine Week event on March 15, 2010, as OIP Director Melanie Pustay looks on.
Official Biography
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Melanie Ann Pustay became the Director of the Office of Information Policy of the United States Department of Justice in 2007. The Office of Information Policy is responsible for developing guidance for Executive Branch agencies on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), for ensuring that the Presidentís FOIA Memorandum and the Attorney Generalís FOIA Guidelines are fully implemented across the government, and for overseeing agency compliance with the law.

Before becoming Director, Ms. Pustay served for eight years as Deputy Director of OIP, where she was responsible for the Departmentís responses to access requests made to the Departmentís Senior Leadership Offices, including the Offices of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, and Associate Attorney General. Beginning in 2003 and continuing today, she has worked extensively with government officials in other countries to assist those officials in implementing their own openness-in-government initiatives.

Ms. Pustay has received the Attorney Generalís Distinguished Service Award for her role in providing legal advice, guidance, and assistance on records disclosure issues. She graduated from American Universityís Washington College of Law where she served on Law Review.

Training and Outreach
Next Events
July 15-16, 2014
July 17, 2014
For a full list of upcoming events, visit our Key Dates page.
To access DOJ documents that are posted online by OIP, please visit the FOIA Library.
For government-wide FOIA information including how to make a FOIA request to other federal agencies, please visit FOIA.GOV.
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Melanie Ann Pustay
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Office of Information Policy
(202) 514 - FOIA (3642)
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