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TITLE: Freedom of Information Act Appeals and Initial Requests System

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ORIGINATOR:

Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of Justice
Major Organization Subdivision: Office of Information Policy
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Street Address: Suite 11050, 1425 New York Avenue, N.W.
City: Washington, D.C.
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Zip Code: 20530-0001
Country: United States
Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Telephone: (202) 514-FOIA
Fax: (202) 514-1009
E-Mail Address:

ABSTRACT:

The FOIA Appeals and Initial Requests System is comprised of administrative appeals from denials of FOIA/PA requests throughout the Department and initial requests for the records of the leadership offices of the Department. Each appeal file typically contains a letter from the appellant, an analysis of the withheld material, and a determination letter adjudicating the appeal. Each initial request file typically contains a request letter, a search request form, responsive documents, and a determination letter. The FOIA Appeals and Initial Requests System is a manual system that also has an electronic inventory feature.

PURPOSE:

This system permits OIP to track and adjudicate FOIA appeals and initial requests.

ACCESS CONSTRAINTS:

All records in this system are protected from unauthorized access through appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. These safeguards include restricting access to those with a need-to-know to perform their official duties, as well as using locks and alarm devices to provide physical security.

USE CONSTRAINTS:

Limited to OIP.

AGENCY PROGRAM:

These records support the Justice Department's FOIA administrative appeal activities and its FOIA initial request activities for the Department's leadership offices.

SOURCES OF DATA:

The information in the system comes from FOIA/PA appellants and requesters and components of the Justice Department.

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ORDER PROCESS:

Requests for information should be submitted in writing to the address listed under "Originator" at the beginning of this description.

OFFICE TO CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION (if different from original):

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Training and Outreach
Next Events
April 16, 2014
June 11, 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.
General Information Office of Information Policy
 
Leadership
Melanie Ann Pustay
Director
Contact
Office of Information Policy
(202) 514 - FOIA (3642)
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