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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 FOIAonline to receive, process, and manage FOIA requests. With FOIAonline, 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