Consistent with its practices and procedures, the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) publicly discloses findings of professional misconduct as appropriate and to the extent permissible under privacy statutes, regulations, Department policy, and other applicable legal authorities.
For example, the Privacy Act limits the type and amount of information that federal agencies may publicly disclose concerning personnel actions. Therefore, in most cases, OPR discloses a summary of any misconduct findings that resulted from its investigation. In certain circumstances, however, OPR discloses an appropriately redacted copy of OPR’s report of investigation.
Additionally, OPR publicly releases its annual report to the Attorney General. Those reports include statistical information on OPR’s activities, significant policy changes and developments, and summaries of cases completed during the fiscal year.