Freedom of Information Act

The Peace Corps is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, including provisions of the act providing individuals with the right to request records created by the Peace Corps and other federal agencies.

The Peace Corps provides guidance on how to make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the agency, along with a brief description of your rights, and how the Peace Corps will respond to your requests. The information contained herein is not intended to be definitive or exhaustive.

The Peace Corps makes certain types of records created by the agency available electronically on the internet without having to make request. FOIA reports and other agency reports (such as impact studies, surveys, etc.) can be found in the searchable reports listing. Office of Inspector General reports are also available.

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FOIA reports

Annual FOIA reports

Annual FOIA reports to the U.S. attorney general address basic information such as how and where to make FOIA requests, program costs, and processing statistics:

Chief FOIA Officer Reports

FOIA Officer Reports on steps taken to improve FOIA operations and facilitate information disclosures:

Agency Compliance Reports

Reflect key statistics related to FOIA requests, reported quarterly.

FOIA library

Frequently requested documents

These are records that have recently been released and are likely to become the subject of subsequent requests.

Policies and procedures

A complete listing can be located in the Peace Corps Manual.

FOIA Office/Requester Service Center

In compliance with Executive Order 13392, signed December 14, 2005, the Peace Corps established a FOIA Requester Service Center (View certification [PDF]).

The FOIA Requester Service Center enables FOIA requesters to seek information concerning the status of their FOIA request and appropriate information about the agency's FOIA response. This center handles all requests for every department in the agency, except the Office of Inspector General. It's the first place a requester can contact to seek information concerning the status of the person's request and receive information about the agency's response.

The main FOIA Requester Service Center is in the FOIA office in the Department of Management.

Peace Corps
1111 20th St. NW
Washington, DC 20526
[email protected]

Designated public liaisons

Public liaisons serve as supervisory officials to whom a FOIA requester can raise concerns about the service the FOIA requester has received from the Requester Service Center, following an initial response from the center staff.

The designated FOIA public liaison at the Peace Corps' FOIA Requester Service Center is:

Virginia Burke
Agency FOIA officer

The designated FOIA public liaison in the Office of Inspector General's FOIA Requester Service Center is:

Christopher Fontanesi

Related resources

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