The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. Like all federal agencies, the Department of Labor (DOL) is required to disclose records requested in writing by any person. However, agencies may withhold information pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the statute. FOIA applies only to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies.
MSHA FOIA Information
Administrative Staff Manuals and instructions to staff that affect a member of the public.
Opinions and Orders made in the adjudication of cases
Statements of Policy and Interpretations adopted by the agency and not published in the Federal Register
Office of Accountability Audits
Other FOIA Resources
- DOL FOIA Page
- Annual FOIA Reports
- DOL FOIA Regulations (Effective January 23, 2017)
- DOL Guide for Requesting FOIA Records
- Freedom of Information Act
- Executive Order 13392
- The Department of Justice's FOIA page is considered one of the best sources for general U.S. Government FOIA information. This site includes general information, information on making a FOIA request (Government Wide), and much more. You may access this site at https://www.usdoj.gov/oip/index.html.
- FOIA, 5 U.S.C., Section 552 as Amended by P.L. No. 110-175, 121 Stat. 2524, and Public Law No. 111-83, Section 564, 123 Stat. 2142, 2184