Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
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.
To compare information posted by agencies, click a category name below, or browse all agencies.
- How to FOIA
- Employee information: names, titles, salaries, dates of employment
- Staff manuals, instructions
- Interpretations of policies, rules, acts
- Final opinions, orders
- Regulatory and enforcement correspondence
- Account, voucher, contract information
- Minutes, all proceedings
- Frequently requested FOIA records
- General index of records to be posted online
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.