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 Public Access Portal or the designated email addresses (foiarequests@dol.gov and foiaappeals@dol.gov, 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.

Before submitting FOIA requests, individuals should ensure that the information they seek is not already in the public domain or located on the Department's website. If the information is not in the public domain, you should submit your FOIA request directly to the DOL component that you believe has the records you are seeking. A description of the Department's disclosure officers are provided for your information.

To Submit a FOIA Request Online

You may submit a FOIA request online through the Department’s FOIA Public Access Portal. To submit a request using PAL, you must register to create an online profile or to log in to your existing profile.


If you choose to submit your FOIA request via postal mail, and do not know which component has the records you are seeking, please mark the outside of the envelope, "Freedom of Information Request" and mail to:

Office of the Solicitor
Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services
200 Constitution Ave NW
Room N-2420
Washington, DC 20210


You may fax a FOIA request to "FOIA Staff" at 202-693-5389


You may also submit a FOIA request addressed to any DOL agency component by sending an email to foiarequests@dol.gov. To ensure that your FOIA request is forwarded to the correct Department component, you must identify which agency you believe has the records you are seeking.

FOIA requests sent to any other DOL email addresses will not be accepted as a properly submitted request.