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Freedom of Information Act

Submitting a FOIA Request
On this page you will find basic information on how to submit a FOIA Request to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

FOIA Appeals
This page explains our process for FOIA appeals and judicial review.

Reference Guide
Look here to learn more about FOIA exemptions, accessing certain records without a FOIA request, and fees for making a request.

If you can't find what you're looking for on our Web site, please contact us so we can assist you further.

Read our yearly reports dating back to 1997 and our FOIA Improvement Plan.

Open Government
Learn more about our FOIA processes and what we are doing to improve them. We are providing this information in conjunction with our Open Government Plan, available April 7, 2010 at

Electronic Reading Room
The Electronic Reading Room contains documents specifically identified for inclusion by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as well as documents for which we have received multiple FOIA requests.

This page can be found on the web at the following url: