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Wage and Hour Division

Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

WHD Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows any person the right to request access to Wage and Hour Division records, data or information. Like all federal agencies in the Executive Branch, WHD is required to disclose records requested in writing by any person. However, WHD may withhold information pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the statute.

Before making a FOIA request, check to see if the information is already available. Many WHD records are available in person at the DOL library, in the electronic Department of Labor FOIA Reading Room, or by searching WHD’s website.

In an effort to assist the public, below are "quick links" to specific frequently requested documents/data/information. We encourage the public to explore WHD 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.

The Wage and Hour Division is organized into a number of different divisions at various locations around the country. Your request will receive the quickest possible response if it is addressed directly to the division and location that you believe has the records you are seeking. If you know which division and location maintains the records you are seeking, submit a written FOIA request to the WHD Regional Office FOIA contact.

If you believe that WHD does maintain the records you are seeking but you do not know the division which has the records, you may submit a written FOIA request to:


Wage and Hour Division
U. S. Department of Labor
Room S3016
Attn: WHD FOIA Coordinator
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20210
Fax: 202-693-0637

How to check the status of your WHD FOIA request:

FOIA Status Phone Number: 202-693-1004
FOIA Email: Status Inquiries Only;
Fax: 202-693-0637
Please include your name, contact information and the FOIA tracking number in your message.