OLA Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Contact

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

Submit and Track a Request or Appeal

FOIA Library:

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.

Component Description

The Office of Legislative Affairs provides or arranges
for testimony by Department witnesses at congressional hearings,
and receives for assignment in the Department requests from
congressional committees and subcommittees for information relating
to congressional investigations and requests from Congress on
behalf of constituents. 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:

Views Letters

Many other proactively disclosed documents are available to the public without having to make a FOIA request in the Department’s FOIA Libraries.

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.

Major Information Systems:

Correspondence Management System

Records Management System


Updated October 20, 2014