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PAL FOIA Library

PAL FOIA Library


All records are stored as a repository, in the FOIA Reading Room, in the appropriate format, where paper copies of all documents are available for inspection and copying.

FOIAXpress posts information to the FOIA Reading Room on a scheduled basis or on demand, where in individual requesters can download the requisite information without having to make a formal FOIA request.

The FOIA reading room is updated on a timely basis, based on the frequency of the request received by the agency.


1. Final opinions and orders made in adjudicating cases;

2. Final statements of policy and interpretations which have not been published in the Federal Register;

3. Administrative staff manuals and instructions to staff that affect a member of the public;

4. Copies of records that have been the subject of a FOIA request and that are of sufficient public interest or curiosity that the agency believes other persons are likely to request them; and

5. Agency's annual FOIA report--which includes such information as the number of requests received by the agency, the amount of time taken to process requests, the total amount of fees collected by the agency, information regarding the backlog of pending requests, and other information about the agency's handling of FOIA requests. Beside the above categories, other documents may also be available in the FOIA Reading Room. You can view any document(s) in the FOIA Reading Room and also download it.


Note: Please read the search tips provided, before searching for documents, by clicking the Search Tips button on the FOIA Reading Room screen.


To search and view documents in the FOIA Reading Room:


1. Click on the FOIA Library link on the menu.

2. Enter the document name and the custom field information for the document and click Search else click Clear to clear all previously entered values.

3. Select the document type under which the document is listed.

4. All documents are displayed by document name, published date and the no. of pages contained. Click on the document name to view the document information.

5. You can also choose to download the document, which is in a zipped format, then download the document on your local system and unzip it to read it.

6. If the document is in a PDF format, then you must have an Adobe Acrobat reader, version 3.0 or higher to be able to read the document.

7. Click on the arrow symbol (located to the extreme right of the screen) to go back to the FOIA Reading Room screen.

Search for Documents in Reading Room
Reading Room File CabinetDescription
EEOC Policy and Enforcement GuidancePolicy guidance and related documents reflect EEOC’s internal guidelines for investigating workplace discrimination in the public sector. Also refer to EEOC's website at
Federal Sector Guidance and DirectivesDirectives and federal sector guidance reflect EEOC’s internal guidelines for enforcing federal employee workplace discrimination. Also refer to EEOC's website at
EEOC Budget and PerformanceThe Commission’s budget, staffing, strategic enforcement plans, and performance and accountability reports span over 30 years. Also refer to EEOC’s website at
EEOC Employee InformationInformation on EEOC employees, to include appointed officials. This includes Commissioners’ information, travel records, and job titles of its employees. Meetings of the Commission are available at and biographies for the Chair, the Commissioners, and the General Counsel are available at
Statistical ReportsThe Commission’s statistical reports consist of litigation data, enforcement (charge) data, federal sector (No Fear Act) data, aggregate EEO data, employment statistics, and other specialty reports. Also refer to EEOC’s website at
ContractsContracts entered into with the EEOC. EEOC Procurement Contracts and the EEOC Governmentwide Purchase Cardholders List is available at:
Memoranda of UnderstandingAvailable at
FOIA LogsEEOC receives over 18,000 requests under the FOIA each fiscal year. 97% of these particular requests are for investigative charge files. Only requests from the parties to the charges, and/or their counsel, will receive favorable consideration for access to the charge file. Please review additional information on requesting Commission investigative charge files at
FOIA ReportsAnnual Chief FOIA Officer Reports and FY quarter/year-end FOIA Reports are available at
Informal Guidance LettersAvailable at
FEPA ContractsAvailable at
EEOC PublicationsAvailable at
Semiannual and Annual RegulatoryEEOC's Semiannual Regulatory Agenda lists all regulations that are scheduled for review or development during the next 12 months or that have been finalized since the publication of the last agenda. The Annual Regulatory Plan lists the most important regulations under review or development for the next 12 months. o The most recent Semiannual Regulatory Agenda and Annual Regulatory Plan can be found at o EEOC’s Agency Rule List can be found at

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