The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides any member of the public the right to request federal agency records or information. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is required to disclose the requested records; however, information may be withheld pursuant to the nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the statute. FOIA applies solely to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or state/local governments.

In an effort to assist the public, below are "quick links" to specific FOIA-related information:

Submitting a FOIA Request

ETA accepts FOIA requests by mail, fax, email or online. For additional resources on submitting a FOIA request, please visit the Department of Labor FOIA website.

Mail: FOIA Disclosure Officer
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Room N-4653
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210-0002

Employment and Training Administration
Attn: FOIA Disclosure Officer


Department of Labor Public Access Portal

Requests for Data and Statistical Information

Prior to submitting a FOIA request, please ensure the information being sought is not already available in the public domain or on ETA's website. Publicly available data and statistical information on ETA programs can be found in the ETA Reading Room (see below) and may be obtained without making a request under FOIA.

Privacy Act requests for records pertaining to the requester, (i.e., diplomas, transcripts, labor certification), can be submitted utilizing the ways above. The Privacy Act requires verification of the requester’s identity prior to the release of records. Please include a signed Form BC-300 and a copy of a signed ID card or driver’s license with your request.

For Questions Concerning Your Request

Requesters seeking information concerning the status of their FOIA request, ETA’s response, or for general information on ETA FOIA practices, may contact ETA’s FOIA service center at

FOIA Reading Room

Additional FOIA Resources