The Office of Professional Responsibility provides the Attorney General with an annual report of its activities. These reports include statistical information on the Office’s activities, significant policy changes and developments, and summaries of cases completed during the fiscal year.
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005
OPR Policies and Procedures
OPR's Analytical Framework (PDF)
Professional Responsibility Advisory Office (PRAO) PRAO provides advice to Department attorneys with respect to professional responsibility and choice-of-law issues.
Department Ethics Office (DEO) DEO is responsible for administering the Department-wide ethics program and for implementing Department-wide policies on ethics issues.
Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) The Director of OARM is responsible for ensuring that current or former employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), or applicants for employment with the FBI, are protected from retaliation for reporting allegations of wrongdoing. OARM also is responsible for ordering appropriate corrective relief in cases in which it determines that unlawful retaliation for whistleblowing has occurred.
Regulations, Authorities, and Reference Materials
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. §552 (PDF)
Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. §552a
Department of Justice FOIA Regulations, 28 C.F.R. § 16.1-16.11
Privacy Act Regulations, 28 C.F.R. §16.40-16.55
OPR System of Records, 76 Fed. Reg. 66752 (Oct. 27 2011)
OPR Regulations, 28 C.F.R. Parts 0 and 45
Attorney General Order No. 1931-94
United States Attorney’s Manual – Reporting Misconduct Allegations by Department Attorneys
United States Attorney’s Manual – Reporting Allegations of Misconduct in the Course of Judicial Proceedings
United States Attorney’s Manual – Litigation Concerning Misconduct Allegations
United States Attorney’s Manual - Office of Professional Responsibility Procedures
United States Attorney’s Manual - Reporting Allegations of Misconduct Concerning Non-Department of Justice Attorneys or Judges
Ethical Standards for Attorneys for the Government, 28 U.S.C. § 530B
Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch
ABA Model Rules of Professional Responsibility
FBI Whistleblower Protection Statute, 5 U.S.C. § 2303
Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016
Department of Justice FBI Whistleblower Regulations, 28 C.F.R. Part 27