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The NLRB is transitioning FOIA processing from FOIAOnline to SecureRelease

What you need to know:

  • The NLRB has procured SecureRelease as its successor FOIA processing system, replacing FOIAOnline. The NLRB is working to ensure a seamless transition from FOIAOnline to SecureRelease. 
  • Members of the public who wish to submit a FOIA request may continue to do so through or through the SecureRelease portal as of October 1, 2023 at 9:00 am EDT.  Please note that FOIAOnline will no longer be accessible to the public as of September 30, 2023.  For more information on the decommissioning of FOIAOnline, please see this FAQ.
  • The NLRB is committed to transparency, and the data migration of records previously released to the public via FOIAOnline is currently in process.  That data will be available online in the new fiscal year. 
  • This page will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Quick Q/A:

  • I have a pending FOIA request, how will it be released?
    • If it is processed before September 30th, it will be released through FOIAOnline. Otherwise, it will be released via SecureRelease. 
  • The FOIA information doesn’t appear on case pages anymore. Will it return?
    • Data migration of records previously released to the public via FOIAOnline is currently in process.  That data will be available online in the new fiscal year.
  • Where will the records previously released from FOIAOnline be available?
    • We expect the records to be uploaded to SecureRelease in the new fiscal year.
  • Will I be able to see records that have been released to others in SecureRelease?
    • We are working with SecureRelease to implement a public reading room, which will be launched in the new fiscal year.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, requires federal agencies, such as the NLRB, to disclose releasable records or to withhold exempt records or information in response to a written request. Agencies may withhold records if the records are protected from disclosure by one of nine specific exemptions of the FOIA.

Before filing a FOIA request for records, please visit our FOIA E-Library to see what NLRB records are available on our Agency’s web site. If you are still in need of the record, you may file a FOIA request by:


Mail: FOIA Officer 
1015 Half Street SE 
4th Floor 
Washington, DC 20570
Fax: (202) 273-FOIA (3642)



How to File a FOIA Request

The NLRB uses SecureRelease to receive, process, and manage FOIA requests. With SecureRelease, you can submit FOIA requests online and track the status of requests.

FOIA Reference Guide

What does the FOIA provide? The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. Sec. 552 is the law that gives any member of the public access to certain non-exempt records and other information that relates to the functions, decisions, and operations of federal agencies such as the NLRB.

FOIA E-Library

The FOIA E-Library is a collection of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) materials that are frequently requested or are of broad general interest to the public. Subsection (a)(2) of the FOIA requires agencies to proactively make available to the public non-exempt information from certain categories of records without waiting for a specific request to be received. These categories are:

FOIA Resources

The National Labor Relations Board Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Branch handles records and information pertaining to the FOIA and the Privacy Act. This page serves as a reference point for the resources containing the rules, regulations, and guidance materials regarding the FOIA and the Privacy Act.

FOIA Contacts

FOIA Contacts Information