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IV. Where to Make a FOIA Request

The EEOC consists of a headquarters office in Washington, D.C. and a total of 53 district, field, area, and local offices located throughout the country, see District offices process FOIA requests for their own records as well as for those located in field, area or local offices that report to them. Each district office has a District Director.

Requests for records under the FOIA must be submitted to the District Director for the pertinent district, field, area or local office at the district office address. The following types of records may be requested:

  1. information about current or former employees of a district, field, area, or local office, e.g., name, present and past positions, and salaries;
  2. existing non-confidential statistical data related to the case processing of a field office, e.g., number of charges filed;
  3. agreements between the Commission and State or Local Fair employment agencies operating within the jurisdiction of the office; or
  4. materials in district, field, area, or local office investigative files related to charges under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.); the Equal Pay Act (29 U.S.C. 206(d)); the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C. 621 et seq.); or, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.).

Requests for any other records or for records whose location are unknown to the requester, must be identified as a FOIA request and submitted in writing to: the Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Counsel, Assistant Legal Counsel, FOIA Programs, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The request may be submitted by mail to: 131 M Street N.E., Suite 5NW02E, Washington, D.C. 20507. The request may also be submitted electronically by fax to 202/663-4639 or by e-mail to Your envelope or any other cover should clearly indicate that the content or attachment is a FOIA request.