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Freedom Of Information Act

​​​​​Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests must be submitted in writing by U.S. postal mail or other delivery service, e-mail, fax, or through our Public Access Link (PAL) portal. The PAL allows you to submit a FOIA request onlin​e, as well as receive confirmations and updates on your pending request.

(Online requests require use of an access account. Click here to create your account.)

If sent by U.S. postal mail or other delivery service, your letter should clearly be marked "FOIA Request" and be addressed to:

FOIA Officer
U.S. Office of Special Counsel
1730 M St., N.W. (Suite 218)
Washington, DC 20036-4505

If sending by fax, include a cover sheet clearly ​marked "FOIA Request" and send to: (202) 254-3711. If sending by e-mail, "FOIA Request" should be used as the subject of the e-mail.

Whether sent by mail, email or fax, your FOIA request will not be considered to have been received by OSC until it reaches the agency’s FOIA Office.

You should also be aware that making a FOIA request will be considered to be an agreement by you to pay all fees chargeable under the FOIA, up to and including $25.00, unless you ask for and receive a waiver of fees.​

Please see OSC's FOIA Handbook for more information.

FOIA Library/Electronic Reading Room

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Policy Statement on Disclosure of Information from Program Files
pdf document
Policy Statement on Disclosure of Information about Prohibited Personnel Practice Complaints
pdf document
FY2008-2014 FOIA Logs
pdf document
Annual FOIA Reports to Department of Justice [+]
Annual Report of Chief FOIA Officer (March 27, 2014)
pdf document
Annual Report of Chief FOIA Officer (March 11, 2013)
pdf document
Annual Report of Chief FOIA Officer (March 12, 2012)
pdf document
Annual Report of Chief FOIA Officer (March 8, 2011)
pdf document
Fiscal Year 2014
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Fiscal Year 2013
pdf documentxml document
Fiscal Year 2012
pdf documentxls document
Fiscal Year 2011
pdf documentxml document
Fiscal Year 2010
pdf documentxml document
Fiscal Year 2009
pdf document
Fiscal Year 2008
pdf document
Fiscal Year 2007
pdf document
Fiscal Year 2006
pdf document
Fiscal Year 2005
pdf document
Fiscal Year 2004
pdf document
Fiscal Year 2003
pdf document
Fiscal Year 2002
pdf document
Fiscal Year 2001
pdf document
Fiscal Year 2000
pdf document
Fiscal Year 1999
pdf document
Fiscal Year 1998
pdf document
Fiscal Year 2007 Improvement Plan
pdf document
FOIA Program Plans [+]
FOIA Implementation Plan (January 15, 2008) under Executive Order No. 13392, as modified
pdf document
FOIA Improvement Plan Modification Transmittal (February 27, 2007)
pdf document
Backlog Reduction Goals (2008 to 2010)
pdf document