Making a FOIA Request
What is FOIA?
- The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was enacted in 1966 to allow individual citizens to request access to government records.
How to make a FOIA Request
General guidance on how to make a request
- Submitting a FOIA Request
- Submitting a Privacy Act Request
- A comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook for obtaining information from the Department: Department of Justice Reference Guide
Are we the right FOIA Office for your request?
- If you think your records are held by any of the 94 USAOs or EOUSA, submit your request to us. If you think your records are held by other offices in the Department of Justice, you might be better served visiting the Office of Information Policy.
When you make a FOIA request, it can be placed in one of three tracks:
- Track One: requests expedited in accordance with subsection (a)(6)(E) of the FOIA
- Track Two: requests which do not involve voluminous records or lengthy consultation with other entities are placed in track two.
- Track Three: requests which involve voluminous records and for which lengthy or numerous consultations are required, or involve sensitive records
- These are some of the major information systems maintained by EOUSA that might hold records you.
- Major Information Systems
- EOUSA’s Electronic Reading Room provides the public with access to some commonly requested documents, including the United States Attorneys’ Manual, United States Attorneys’ Bulletin, and United States Attorneys’ Statistical Report. Access to EOUSA’s Reading Room does not require a Freedom of Information Act request.
Contact us here:
Susan B. Gerson, Assistant Director, FOIA/Privacy Staff
Executive Office for United States Attorneys
Department of Justice
600 E Street, NW, Room 7300
Washington, DC 20530-0001
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