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

Friday, December 9, 2016

DOJ publishes a draft of the "Release to One, Release to All" policy for public comment.  All comments should be submitted through by December 23, 2016.

Friday, December 9, 2016

OIP is pleased to announce the remaining slate of training courses and dates for Fiscal Year 2017 as well as information on new registration processes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New guidance details changes made by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 to further limit the  charging of certain fees when the FOIA’s time limits are not met unless one of three exceptions to the prohibition are satisfied.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Today OIP publishes guidance on the new requirements for agency Annual FOIA Reports from the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. Additionally, to assist agencies in their reporting obligations for the coming year, OIP is also providing deadlines for the FY 2016 Annual FOIA Report, 2017 Chief FOIA Officer Report, and FY 2017 Quarterly FOIA Reports.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Members of the Council were briefed on agency responses to OIP’s “Release to All” questionnaire and the results of a journalist survey.

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December 12, 2016
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