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