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

The FOIA Post

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Council members discuss implementation of “release to all” policy.

Friday, July 22, 2016

The first meeting of the newly formed CFO Council will take place today at 2pm, and we invite you to watch this meeting live online.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Newly published guidance covers the new requirements for FOIA response letters, including affording ninety days to file an administrative appeal, and new notification requirement for notices extending FOIA’s time limits due to unusual circumstances.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

OIP to host training on recent FOIA amendments.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Report on proactive disclosure pilot provides DOJ's analysis and findings, which will be presented to the new Chief FOIA Officers Council in order to inform next steps on a “release to one/release to all” policy.

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Key FOIA Dates

August 8, 2016
Washington, DC
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Melanie Ann Pustay


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

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