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Freedom of Information Act


Background Investigations

To obtain a copy of your background investigation conducted by OPM's Federal Investigative Services Division, please mail your request to the following office. If you have any questions, you can call them at 724-794-5612 extension 7000*:

P.O. Box 618
1137 Branchton Road
Boyers, PA 16018-0618

Your request must include your hand written signature and all of the following information:

  • Full name
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Current home address (a Post Office Box is not acceptable; the records are sent by certified mail and require your signature).

Or you may fax your hand signed request to telephone number 724-794-4590.

Personnel Records

Our Records Management site provides information on how to obtain documents from Official Personnel Folders (OPFs), including SF 50s.


For information relating to your benefits, including Survivor Benefits and Retirement and Health Benefits, please contact OPM's Retirement Operations Center (ROC) at:

Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Operations Center
Boyers, PA 16017-0045

Phone: 724-794-2005

FOIA Requester Service Center

Send your FOIA request directly to the OPM FOIA Requester Service Center at the following address:

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
FOIA Requester Service Center
1900 E Street, N.W.
Room 5415
Washington, D.C. 20415-7900

You may also submit your request to the OPM FOIA Requester Service Center by fax or email. The fax number is (202) 606-1719 and the email address is

If you send your FOIA request by mail, please remember to write "Attention: FOIA Request" on the front of your request envelope.

FOIA Public Liaison

Tanya E. Bennett
Telephone: 202-606-1153
Fax Number: 202-606-1719

Chief FOIA and Privacy Officer

Matthew E. Perry
Telephone: 202-606-2150
Fax Number: 202-418-3251

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