Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)

Routine Uses

Because FOIA case files are generally protected by the Privacy Act, agencies must notify the public that OGIS can access these files before they share them with OGIS. Agencies do this by publishing a Privacy Act Systems of Records Notice (SORN) in the Federal Register that includes a routine use for OGIS.

The following agencies have published SORNs with routine use notices for OGIS. If you are requesting assistance with a FOIA dispute concerning these agencies, you DO NOT need to provide OGIS with a privacy consent statement before we can reach out to the agency to discuss your case

  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 
  • Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 
  • Department of Agriculture 
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development 
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of State
  • Department of the Interior
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Federal Labor Relations Authority
  • Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • General Services Administration
  • Merit Systems Board
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Science Foundation
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
  • Office of Special Counsel
  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  • Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Small Business Administration
  • Social Security Administration
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • U.S. Trade Representative 
Updated January 27, 2020