Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)


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Make a request

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Track your request

Determine where your request is by contacting the federal OSHA office that is handling your request.

During the federal government’s maximum telework flexibilities operating status, the U.S. Department of Labor is still able to receive and timely log FOIA requests and appeals submitted through the Department’s designated email addresses ( and, respectively) as well as those submitted through the National FOIA Portal. The receipt of FOIA requests and FOIA appeals received through other methods may be delayed. Please also note that the processing of some FOIA requests may be delayed due to the inability of FOIA staff to access responsive paper files maintained in unattended offices or those held at any of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Federal Records Centers, which are closed for records retrieval services at this time.