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https://www.opm.gov/efoia/html/foia_contacts.asp

Sample FOIA Form

or use the sample letter at the bottom of this page

FOIA and Privacy Act Contacts and Instructions for Making Requests

FOIA Requester Service Center Contacts

Paul Carr Jr.
Telephone: 202-606-2150
FAX Number: 202-418-3251

FOIA Public Liaison

Margaret A. Miller
Telephone: 202-606-2150
FAX Number: 202-418-3251

Chief FOIA and Privacy Officer

Janet L. Barnes
Telephone: 202-606-2150
FAX Number: 202-418-3251


 

Freedom of Information Act Requests

Office of Personnel Management

All FOIA requests for the U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must be sent to the mailing address or, alternatively, to the email address shown below:

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
FOIA Requester Service Center
1900 E Street, NW
Room 5415
Washington, DC 20415-7900

foia@opm.gov

Please clearly describe the records you are seeking. Include your name, address, telephone number and email address so we may respond to you. You may view our privacy policy at http://www.opm.gov/html/privacy.asp


 

Customs and Border Protection

To file an FOIA request with U.S. Customs and Border Protection you must provide your name, phone number, email address and enough information pertaining to the nature of the request as possible.  Then send the request to:

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
FOIA Division
799 9th Street NW, Mint Annex
Washington, DC 20229-1177

(202) 325-0150

Please see Customs and Border Protection FOIA Reference Guide for further guidance. 


 

 

Privacy Act Requests

OPM also receives a large number of Privacy Act requests for background investigations and former Federal employee personnel records. For your convenience, the instructions for obtaining these types of Privacy Act requests are below. If you prefer, you may make your request directly to the FOIA Requester Service Center noted above; we will forward your request to the office below. You may view our privacy policy at http://www.opm.gov/html/privacy.asp

Background Investigations

To obtain a copy of your background investigation conducted by OPM's Federal Investigative Services Division, please mail your request to:

FOI/P, OPM-FIPC
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).

Alternatively, you may FAX your hand signed request to telephone number 724-794-4590.

Personnel Records for Current Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPF), including SF 50's, for current Federal employees are stored at the employee's current employing agency. The request for the records must be made directly to that agency's Freedom of Information/Privacy office. The Department of Justice (DOJ) lists the current agency Freedom of Information/Privacy Contacts on the DOJ website.

Personnel Records for Former Federal Employees

The Official Personnel Folders (OPF), including SF 50's, for most former Federal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail your request to:

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)
111 Winnebago Street (indicate Civilian or Military)
St. Louis, MO 63118-4126

Alternatively, you may FAX your hand signed request to NPRC at telephone number 314-801-9269. More information is available on the NPRC website.

The Official Personnel Folders (OPF) for former Postal employees are stored at the address below. Please mail your request to:

U.S. Postal Service
General Manager
Headquarters Personnel Division
475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20260-4261

Your request to either NPRC or the U.S. Postal Service must include your hand written signature and all of the following information:

  • Social Security Number

  • Date of birth

  • Name of last agency where employed

  • Approximate date when you left Federal service.

FOIA Sample Letter

Month Day, Year

 

 

John Q. Public

XXX Street address

City, State Zip

 

 

 

FOIA Officer

Office of Federal Investigation

Federal Investigation Processing Center

Boyers, Pennsylvania 16018

 

 

Dear Sir or Ma’am:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 USC 552 and the Privacy Act, 5 USC 552(a), as amended.

I request that documents containing the following information be provided to me:

The completed report of investigation packet and any related documents, for my BI or SSBI initiated on or about DATE.  My social security number is XXX-XX-XXXX.

According to the provisions of the act, you have twenty days to fulfill my request. If you find that any portion of this request is segregable, you must still forward me the remaining non-segregable information to the above address. If my request is denied, in whole or in part, I am prepared to file an administrative appeal. Please provide the address to which I would file such an appeal.

In order to help you determine my status to assess fees, you should know that I am acting as an individual. This information is being requested on my own behalf for information gathering purposes and is not for commercial use.

Please notify me if you find that there will be any fees assessed for this request.

Sincerely,

John Q. Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

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