Due to COVID-19 precautions,  please note that we are not currently able to process Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests received through the U.S. mail. If you would like to submit a FOIA request, please send the request to foia@fmcs.gov. FOIA requests mailed to our office will be processed as soon as we return to the building.

The 1996 Amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) require publicly accessible “electronic reading rooms” which contain FMCS’ FOIA response documents and other information routinely available to the public, and which include electronic search and indexing features.

Before submitting a FOIA request, please check to see if the information you are seeking is already available in the FOIA Reading Room.

FMCS also maintains a conventional reading room where paper copies of documents  are available for inspection and copying. You may visit FMCS’s public reading room in person by appointment at One Independence Square, 250 E Street SW, Washington DC 20427, Monday through Friday except legal holidays, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

How do I make a FOIA request to FMCS?
Submit a written request by e-mail to foia@fmcs.gov, by fax  202-606-5345, or by any type of mail or delivery service to FOIA Program, FMCS, One Independence Square 250 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20427 or through our FOIA request form.

FMCS FOIA Designations and Contact Information in accordance with the provisions of E. O. 13392

Chief FOIA Officer:
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) has designated Anna Davis, Attorney, as its Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer with overall responsibility under Executive Order 13392 of December 14, 2005, on Improving Agency Disclosure of Information. Ms Davis can be reached at Tel. 202-606-3737.

FOIA Public Liaison:
FOIA Liaison, Commissioner Rozmyn Miller – Tel. 202-606-3636

FOIA Requester Service Center:
FOIA requesters who have any questions on the status of their request should contact the FMCS FOIA Contact:  Program Assistant by calling 202-606-5444.

FMCS FOIA Regulations:
29 CFR Part 1401,  Subpart B, Sec. 1401.20 -1401.36

Where can I find more information about releasing and withholding information under FOIA ?
Check Your Right To Federal Records here.