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Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Contact:

  • Deborah M. Waller
    Supervisory Government Information Specialist
    Office of the Inspector General
    Office of General Counsel
    950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Room 4726
    Washington, DC 20530
    Voice: 202-616-0646
    Fax: 202-616-9152
    Email: oigfoia@usdoj.gov

Conventional Reading Room:

  • Call (202) 616-0646 for access instructions.

FOIA Library:

  • This includes frequently requested records, opinions, policy statements, and staff manuals/instructions to staff, created by the Office of the Inspector General after November 1, 1996.

Component Description:

  • OIG investigative records are maintained for all ongoing and closed matters received after April 14, 1989. Audit reports are maintained from 1986 and inspection reports are maintained from April 14, 1989. The OIG also maintains records relating to the administration of the office.

DOJ Reference Guide:

  • A comprehensive guide to the FOIA that serves as a handbook for obtaining information from the Department.

DOJ Guide to the FOIA:

  • A comprehensive legal treatise on the FOIA, including detailed discussions on the FOIA’s procedural requirements, nine exemptions, and litigation considerations.

Special information required to make a FOIA request:

  • None

Publicly available information for which a FOIA request is not required:

  • Audit reports; inspection reports; special reports; semiannual reports; testimony

Major Information Systems:

Controlled Correspondence System

Freedom of Information and Privacy Act System (FOI/PA)

Inspector General Network for Information and Telecommunications Exchange (IGNITE)

Investigations Data Management System (IDMS)

SIRU Case Index System (SCIS)

Information Quality Guidelines