FOIA Sample Letter
Sample FOIA Request Letter
The following sample FOIA request letter provides general guidance for how to request information.
Federal Labor Relations Authority
[insert mailing address for appropriate
FLRA component that will process your
Re: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request
Dear FOIA Officer:
This is a request for records under the Freedom of Information Act [or Privacy Act]. I am requesting (please 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 FLRA case, specify the time frame and geographic region you wish covered, if applicable (e.g., all unfair labor practice charges filed in Boston from January 1, 1997 to the present).
For the purposes of determining what, if any, fees may be assessed in connection with the processing of this request, I am [choose the appropriate category below]:
- requesting the records for commercial use [see
- affiliated with an educational or noncommercial scientific institution requesting records for a scholarly or scientific purpose and not for commercial use [see § 2411.13(c)(2) for descriptions of these categories];
- a representative of the news media requesting records as part of a newsgathering effort___ [see § 2411.13(c)(3) for a description of this category]. I am affiliated with___ ;
- an individual seeking information for personal use and not for commercial use [see § 2411.13(c)(4) for a description of this category].
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 y