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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

New guidance encourages multitrack processing and a focus on closing the ten oldest requests and consultations as agencies close out FY 2017.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Fiscal Year 2016 Summary of Annual FOIA Reports published today shows an unprecedented number of nearly 800,000 incoming requests last fiscal year.

Monday, May 1, 2017

OIP announces two new Best Practices Workshops for this summer focusing on collaboration between requesters and agencies and self-assessments for agency FOIA programs.

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.

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Key FOIA Dates

September 30, 2017
End of Fiscal Year 2017
Washington, DC
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Melanie Ann Pustay


Office of Information Policy
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