FOIA Land: Office of Information Policy, Department of Justice

The Office of Information Policy “processes FOIA requests for records of the Offices of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, Associate Attorney General, Legal Policy, Legislative Affairs, and Public Affairs, as well as for its own records,” and the Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties. It also handles FOIA appeals for entire Justice Dept.

FOIA request logs [PDF]: 2005-2006 /// 2009-2011 /// 2012-2016 /// NEW 2017 /// NEW Jan 2018

FOIA request logs [Excel, zipped]: 2012-2016 /// NEW 2017 /// NEW Jan_2018

FOIA, Privacy Act (PA), Presidential Records Act (PRA), and Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) requests: 2006-2011

FOIA appeal logs: 2011-2012

Records disposition schedule: PDF

FOIA counselor notes: 2005-2006 /// 2007-2009

The Office of Information Policy runs a FOIA counselor line that FOIA staff from any government agency can call for legal advice and procedural guidelines for dealing with requests and appeals. Counselors write a summary of each call.

Flowcharts for FOIA and Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) requests: PDF and below

[Sources: AltGov2 FOIA requests, Government Attic, OIP website]


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