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Office of the Solicitor (SOL)
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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 under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 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. The 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.

The Office of the Solicitor (SOL) is organized into a number of National Office Divisions and Regions. If you know which Division or Region maintains the records you are seeking, submit a written FOIA request to the FOIA Contact of that Division or Region. If you believe that SOL does maintain the records you are seeking but you do not know the specific Division or Region which has the records, you may submit a written FOIA request to:

FOIA Coordinator
U.S. Department of Labor – Office of the Solicitor
Room N2420
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20210
Fax: (202) 693-5538

If you wish to make a FOIA request via email, please send it to foiarequest@dol.gov. Should you have questions or concerns regarding an in-process FOIA request you may contact SOL's FOIA Service Center. Please use the link below if you are unsure of how to make a FOIA request. We encourage the public to explore SOL's and DOL's Web sites or use our search engine to see if the information you seek is already available to the public via the Web.

SOL FOIA Information

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