Although no special form is required when submitting a FOIA request by mail or facsimile, the following sample FOIA request provides general guidance for how to request information. This sample letter includes all the essential elements of a typical FOIA request.
[Your mailing address (required)]
[Your daytime telephone number (Optional, but highly recommended)]
To: Deirdre MacNeil
NLRB FOIA Officer
National Labor Relations Board
1015 Half Street, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20570
[Fax number: (202) 273-FOIA (3642)]
[Fax No. (If you are faxing your request)]
Dear FOIA Officer:
Please send me copies of [describe the documents you seek in as much detail as possible. Include any file names or file numbers, if applicable. If you are seeking general information outside the context of a particular Board case, specify the time frame and geographic region you wish covered, if applicable (e.g., copy of unfair labor practice charge filed in Case No. 12-CA-000000).]
I agree to pay all necessary costs associated with this request.
I agree to pay all necessary costs up to the amount of $xx.00. Please contact me if you expect that the costs will exceed that amount.