eFoia Audit of Washington, D.C.

Web FOIA Compliance: Employee information: names, titles, salaries, dates of employment

Government agencies in Washington, D.C., broadly ignore a 2001 law, which requires them to post 10 categories of public records on their websites, according to a public records audit conducted by the D.C. Open Government Coalition in conjunction with the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University.

Click on an agency's name to see more about what information is available on its website.

Employee information: names, titles, salaries, dates of employment
Agency What's on the Website Link
Board of Elections and Ethics The names of the two sitting board members are provided. There is no information on the executive director, general counsel or staff. click here
Child & Family Services Agency An Executive Staff Fact Sheet that includes the name, title and date of employment for each top official is provided, but there is no salary information, and there is no other staff information. Keywords to get there: About DFSA, Public Information Kit. click here
DC Public Library Nothing found.
Commission on the Arts & Humanities There is a list of staff and titles but no salary or date of employment information. There is also a link to biographies of commissioners. click here
Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure The names, titles, and terms of the unsalaried commission members are provided. click here
DC Water and Sewer Authority The Compliance Index on the FOIA page links to a list of employees, with employment dates and pay grades, and to a list of pay scales by grade. The pay scale list does not include department executives. click here
Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Nothing found.
Department of Health One the Department of Health's six units, the Addiction and Prevention and Recovery Administration, provides a key staff directory. Another, the Community Health Administration, provides an organization chart with employee names and titles. None of the six provides salary information or dates of employment. click here
Department of Corrections Nothing found.
Department of Employment Services Nothing found.
Department of Housing & Community Development Nothing found.
Department of Human Resources Under Employee Compensation in the Information section, the website provides a comprehensive list of 2010 salary schedules for District employees. There is no specific information on staff of DHS. click here
District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles Nothing found.
Department of Parks & Recreation Nothing found.
Department of Mental Health The home page links to a Personnel section but the link provided was inoperative at the time of this review.
Department of Real Estate Services The names, titles, and short biographies of employees are provided but there is no salary information on the agency website.
Department of Small and Local Business Development No employee information was found on the Web site other than the bio of the director.
District Department of the Environment Nothing found.
Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services Under Who We Are, there is a link to an organizational chart, but no names, titles or salaries are provided. click here
Department on Disability Services The agency provides a general telephone directory but does not provide salary or other personnel information. click here
Fire & Emergency Medical Services Department An organizational chart and biographies of top officials are linked from the Information section, but there is no salary or date of employment data. click here
District Department of Transportation An organizational chart provides names of division directors but there is no other a personnel or salary information. click here
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Nothing found.
Washington Convention Center Authority The agency provides the names, titles and telephone numbers of employees, but no salary or date of employment information.
Metropolitan Police Department Nothing found.
Office of Administrative Hearings There are biographies of the administrative law judges, but no other personnel information is provided. click here
Office of Cable Television A two-year-old list of employees can be found by clicking first on FOIA Requests, then Documents Page, then OCT Employee Listing. It provides employee names, titles, date of employment and pay grade but no salary information. click here
Office of Contracting & Procurement In the About OCP section, there are links to an organization chart and a list of key personnel with phone numbers and e-mail addresses, but there is no salary or date of employment information. click here
Office of Employee Appeals Nothing found.
Office of Human Rights Nothing found.
Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining The staff is identified by name and title but no salary or date of employment information is provided on the site. click here
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development Nothing found.
Office of Planning The agency provides the names, titles, and short biographies of employees, but no salary information was found on agency website. click here
Office of Police Complaints The names of Police Complaint Board members and the names and titles of staff members are listed in the About OPC section, however, no salary or date of employment information is available. click here
Office of Risk Management There is an organizational chart but the Director/ Chief Risk Officer is the only person identified and no other personnel information is provided. click here
Office of the Attorney General An organizational chart can be found by clicking on the site map, then searching for the chart link, but there is no salary information listed or referenced on the site. click here
Office of the Chief Financial Officer The Agency Directory provides names and titles but no date of employment or salary information is available. click here
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner There is an organizational chart but the chief medical examiner is the only person identified and no other personnel information is provided. click here
Office of the Chief Technology Officer The About OCTO section links to an organizational chart that provides names and titles, but there is no date of employment or salary information. click here
Office of the City Administrator Nothing found.
Office of the District of Columbia Auditor Nothing found.
Office of the Inspector General The About OIG section has an organizational chart and lists the names and titles of eight 'key personnel'. There is no salary or date of employment information on them or on the 100 other department personnel. click here
Office of the State Superintendent of Education A staff directory with employee names and titles is available in the About OSSE section, but no salary or date of employment information is provided. click here
Office of Zoning No staff information other than the biography of the director is provided.
Office on Aging The members of the Commission on Aging are identified but there is no information on staff other than the director, and no salary information. click here
Public Service Commission The agency provides an organizational structure and the names, titles, and contact information for employees, but there is no salary or employment history data. click here
Sentencing and Criminal Code Revision Commission Names and titles of commission members are listed in the About SCCRC section and there is a biography of the director, but no other personnel information is provided. click here
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration An organizational chart with names, titles, and contact information can be found by first clicking on About ABRA, then clicking a chart link, but there is no salary information. click here
Department of Public Works The Who We Are section under About DPW links only to information about the director. There is no other staff information and no salary information. click here
D.C. Public Schools Nothing found.
Department of Human Services The About DHS section provides organizational charts for the department and its Income Maintenance and Family Services units, but there is no salary or employment information. click here
Department of Insurance, Securities & Banking Nothing found.


Primary research for this audit was conducted by Howard University journalism students LeeSandra Alexandre and Melissa Noel while interning at the Workshop. The project was edited by Pete Weitzel, who is a board member at the DCOGC and a former managing editor of the Miami Herald. FOIA contact information is from DCOGC.