Online FOIA Requests
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In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, the EEOC maintains public reading areas at its headquarters library and in each of its District Offices that are available to the public by appointment. The public reading areas contain the information listed below. This same information is available at the Commission's Field, Area and Local offices, but these offices are not required to have designated reading areas for the public unless space permits.
The EEOC's District, Field, Area and Local offices maintain the following materials for public inspection:
Requests for the following types of records must be submitted to the District Director or designee at the District Office address:
Requests for any other records or for records whose location is unknown to the requester, must be submitted in writing to the Assistant Legal Counsel FOIA Programs, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 131 M Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20507. Additional information, including instructions on how to file a FOIA request, is available in EEOC's Freedom of Information Act Reference Guide.
Special Disclosure Rules
The special disclosure rules discussed in § 1610.17(d) of 29 C.F.R. are contained in Section 83 of the Commission's Compliance Manual. Section 83 is another means for aggrieved parties, charging parties respondents, and their attorneys to access their own charge files after the Commission has completed its proceedings on a charge. Aggrieved and charging parties and their attorneys can request access by submitting a signed written request during the 90-day Notice of Right to Sue period or when a lawsuit is pending. Respondents and their attorneys can request access by submitting a signed written request after an aggrieved charging party has filed suit.