Office of Information Policy

Office of Information Policy

Meet the Director

Meet the Director

Melanie Ann Pustay Director of the Office of Information Policy
Director, Office of Information Policy

Melanie Ann Pustay became the Director of the Office of Information Policy of the United States Department of Justice in 2007.

FOIA Improvement Act of 2016

On June 30, 2016, President Obama signed into law the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which contains several substantive and procedural amendments to the FOIA as well as new reporting requirements for agencies. You can read the text of the FOIA and a summary of the recent amendments through the links below.

Text of the FOIA (showing changes made by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016)

OIP Summary of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (Training Slides)

Full Text of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (Public Law No. 114-185)

The FOIA Post

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

OIP is pleased to announce the first set of training courses and dates for the upcoming fiscal year.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Recapping best practices focused on the FOIA requester's experience, as well as those detailed by agency personnel for ensuring robust FOIA training programs.  

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Updated sample language reflects the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and recent case law

Monday, August 29, 2016

2017 Chief FOIA Officer Report Guidelines include new questions on FOIA requester services, self-assessments, and proactive disclosures.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Council will continue discussion of the “Release to One is a Release to All” presumption.

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Key FOIA Dates

September 30, 2016
End of FY 2016
Washington, DC
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Melanie Ann Pustay


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