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.

The FOIA Post

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Today, OIP is pleased to announce its collaboration with GSA’s 18F team on the development of a National FOIA Portal.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Last week the Department of Justice released its 2017 Chief FOIA Officer Report and agencies across the government began posting their reports as well. The 2017 Chief FOIA Officer Reports detail agency efforts to: apply a presumption of openness, ensure effective systems are in place to respond to requests, increase proactive disclosures, increase the utilization of technology, and improve timeliness and reduce backlogs.

Friday, March 17, 2017

DOJ Sunshine Week event recognizes exceptional FOIA professionals from across the government and includes an informative discussion on utilizing technology to improve FOIA administration.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

OIP is pleased to announce that it has uploaded the Fiscal Year 2016 Annual FOIA Report data for all 115 agencies subject to the FOIA  onto  The FY2016 Annual FOIA Report data shows that in the face of unprecedented demand agencies processed over 700,000 requests for a second year in a row.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Newly published Litigation and Compliance Report details a range of efforts by OIP to encourage governmentwide compliance with the FOIA, including new policy guidance, robust governmentwide training, and several other open government initiatives.

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May 24, 2017
Washington, DC
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Melanie Ann Pustay


Office of Information Policy
(202) 514 - FOIA (3642)

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