This page will help you request records from the Department of Labor.

Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) anyone can request access to federal agency records. Like all federal agencies, we must disclose records requested in writing, but we may withhold records in full or in part under one of FOIA's exemptions and exclusions.

How do I submit a FOIA request?

  1. Search available records
  2. Learn how to make a request
  3. Submit a request
  4. Check status

Search available records

First, use DOL search to determine if the records you're looking for are already publicly available on our website.

Please use the drop-down menu below to see what records our agency components have published.

Learn how to make a request

Next, read our Guide to Submitting Requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

Submit a request

Fastest option: Create an account in our Public Access Link.

You may submit your request to or by mail, fax or courier. However, doing so may delay our response.

Find contact information for our agency components here.

Or submit your request to the Office of the Solicitor using the contact information below.

Fax: 202-693-5389, Attn: FOIA Staff
Office of the Solicitor
Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services
200 Constitution Ave NW
Room N-2420
Washington, DC 20210.

How do I check the status of a FOIA request I submitted?

You can check the status of submitted FOIA requests using our FOIA Public Portal.

COVID-19’s Impact on Our Response Times

As the COVD-19 pandemic continues, the processing of some FOIA requests may be delayed due to our inability to access responsive paper files onsite or at a National Archives and Records Administration's administered Federal Records Center. To ensure the fastest response, please submit FOIA requests and appeals through our Public Access Portal, the National FOIA Portal, or by email or

Responses to FOIA requests and appeals received through other methods may be delayed.