FHFA-OIG’s Electronic Reading Room contains digital copies of FHFA-OIG records in which you may be interested. By downloading records from this website, you can avoid the potential delay and/or expense associated with submitting a formal request for these records pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552. Of course, even though certain records are available here, you may still submit a FOIA request to FHFA-OIG in accordance with applicable law and the instructions on the main FHFA-OIG FOIA page. However, if your FOIA request seeks records included in this Electronic Reading Room, FHFA-OIG reserves the right to respond to your request – at least to the extent that it seeks those records – by referring you to the Electronic Reading Room in order to obtain them.
This Electronic Reading Room conforms to the statutory requirement that agencies make certain records available for public inspection and copying by computer telecommunications or “other electronic means.” Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(2). To this end, the Electronic Reading Room shall include the following records (and current indices thereto) created by FHFA-OIG before or after November 1, 1996:
- Final opinions or orders issued in adjudication;
- Statements of policy and interpretation that are not published in the Federal Register;
- Administrative staff manuals and instructions to staff that affect a member of the public, and are not exempt from disclosure under FOIA; and
- Copies of records released under FOIA that FHFA-OIG determines have become or are likely to become the subject of subsequent requests for substantially similar records.
FHFA-OIG also maintains a physical reading room which includes these same materials, plus any FHFA-OIG records created before November 1, 1996 and current indices of those records. The physical reading room is open to the public by appointment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each business day. For an appointment, contact FHFA-OIG by calling (202) 730-2825 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The physical reading room is located at the following address:
400 7th Street, SW,
Washington, DC 20219