EEOC files may contain personal information about you if, for example, you have filed a charge of discrimination or been investigated by the Office of the Inspector General. The Privacy Act normally gives you the right to inspect and
challenge the accuracy of government records about you, and to sue the government for violations of the Privacy Act, including permitting others to see your records, unless specifically permitted by the Act. However, the Privacy Act does not
apply to EEOC charge files, EEO complaint and hearing files, internal harassment inquiries, and Office of Inspector General Investigative files. 29 C.F.R. 1611.13-14.
This pamphlet is a joint publication of the DOJ and the General Services Administration concerning both the FOIA and the Privacy Act.