Special Counsel for Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts
Office of Professional Responsibility
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 3266
Washington, D.C. 20530
FOIA Requester Service Center: (202) 514-3365
FOIA Public Liaison: Ginae Barnett (202) 514-3365
Many documents are available to the public without having to make a FOIA request. These documents are called “proactive disclosures” because they are automatically posted online by all Department components.
The FOIA library includes OPR’s FOIA-processed documents and OPR’s Operating Documents created by the Office of Professional Responsibility after November 1, 1996.
OPR maintains records relating to its investigations of allegations of misconduct by Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys that relate to the exercise of their authority to investigate, litigate or provide legal advice. OPR also maintains records relating to investigations of allegations of misconduct by law enforcement personnel that relate to allegations of misconduct by DOJ attorneys. Records maintained by OPR include pending investigations, closed investigations, inquiries, complaints and records relating to the administration of OPR.
DOJ FOIA Reference Guide:
A comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook for obtaining information from the Department.
FOIA requests are placed in one of three tracks. Track one is for those requests which seek and receive expedited processing pursuant to subsection (a)(6)(E) of the FOIA. The second track is for those requests which do not involve voluminous records or lengthy consultations with other entities. Track three is for those requests which involve voluminous records and for which lengthy or numerous consultations are required, or those requests which may involve sensitive records.
Special information required to make a FOIA request:
Publicly available information for which a FOIA request is not required:
See FOIA Library and Resources for all publicly available information.
Major Information Systems