The peace corps is subject to the freedom of information act, including provisions of the act providing individuals with the right to request records created by the peace corps and other federal agencies the peace corps provides guidance on how to make a freedom of information act (foia) request to. The ice commitment to opennessto ensure openness and transparency and to better serve those seeking more information about ice and its operations, the agency centralized processing of all ice-related freedom of information act (foia) requests in a single office. The freedom of information act (foia), 5 usc 552, provides individuals with a right to access to records in the possession of the federal government. The freedom of information and protection of privacy act provides individuals with a right of access to records and personal information under the custody or control of ontario government ministries and agencies. Freedom of information officefoithe freedom of information acts 1998 and 2003 provide for members of the public to gain access to records held by public bodies subject to certain conditions which are described on these pages if you as a member of the public, journalist, student or staff member.
Below, you'll find examples of federal sample foia request letters if you wish to submit an open records request to a state, county or local government, see these examples of state sample foia request letters, to find sample letter templates that you can use for preparing and submitting your. Chicago transit authority offers contact information for freedom of information act inquires the freedom of information act was created to make information available for public review and inspections. We strive to ensure that the public's business is conducted in public and to protect the individual liberties guaranteed by the first amendment. This letter is used to request information from certain government agencies under the freedom of information act. Foia update vol xvii, no 4 1996 the freedom of information act 5 usc 552, as amended by public law no 104-231, 110 stat 3048 below is the full text of the freedom of information act in a form showing all amendments to the statute made by the electronic freedom of information act.
How it works you have the right to request information from any publicly-funded body, and get answers whatdotheyknow helps you make a freedom of information request. Welcome to the us customs and border protection freedom of information act (foia) page foia is the law that gives any person access, with certain exemptions, to information about the functions, procedures, policies, decisions, and operations of federal agencies. Please note: if you are seeking personal records on yourself (ie, security, medical, personnel, applicant, etc) or the reason why you were denied a position with this agency, you will need to submit a privacy act (pa) request instead of a freedom of information act (foia) request to submit a pa. The foia allows members of the public to request records from federal agencies the federal government established foia to promote transparency and prevent agencies from having secret policies this guide explains how to request information and records from us, information we cannot disclose, and. The freedom of information act (foia) generally provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information except to the extent the records are protected from disclosure by any of nine exemptions contained in the law or by one of three special law enforcement.
Virginia freedom of information advisory council home page. The freedom of information act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities it does this in two ways: public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities and members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities. This section provides answers to frequently asked questions about freedom of information, for individuals. 04/17/17 you can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
The freedom of information act (foia) allows you to access information from the federal government hrsa, like all federal agencies, must disclose information under the foia, unless it falls under one of nine exemptions. Welcome to the us department of state freedom of information act (foia) website like all federal agencies, the department creates and receives records when carrying out its mission.
The freedom of information act, or foia (5 usc 552, as amended), generally provides any person with the statutory right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to government information in executive branch agency records this right to access is limited when such information is protected from. Foia is the state freedom of information act under the illinois freedom of information act (5 ilcs 140), records in the possession of public agencies may be accessed by the public upon written requestillinois foia statute. The welsh government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. All freedom of information act (foia) requests for public records must be in writing or e-mail clearly identify the information you are requesting and mail or e-mail the request to the foia contact listed below a nominal fee may apply pursuant to the illinois freedom of information act (5.
The freedom of information act was not very popular in washington, dc, especially among federal officials, on whose shoulders the burden of compliance would rest.