FOIA Electronic Reading Room

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 in an electronic format."  To this end, the Electronic Reading Room contains the following records created by FHFA-OIG on or after November 1, 1996:

  • Final opinions or orders issued in adjudication;
  • Statements of Agency 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.

 

Final Opinions and Orders

FHFA-OIG Order re Contractor Employee Whistleblower Complaint

 

Frequently Requested Documents

Administrative Investigation into Anonymous Hotline Complaints Concerning Timeliness and Completeness of Disclosures Regarding a Potential Conflict of Interest by a Senior Executive Officer of an Enterprise (OIG-2017-004)(March 23, 2017)

Administrative Review of a Potential Conflict of Interest Matter Involving a Senior Executive Officer at an Enterprise (OIG-2018-001) (July 26, 2018)

Administrative Investigation of an Anonymous Hotline Complaint Alleging Use of FHFA Vehicles and FHFA Employees in a Manner Inconsistent with Law and Regulation (OIG-2017-001) (Dec. 6, 2016)

Report of Administrative Inquiry into Allegations of Misconduct by the FHFA Director (OIG-2019-001) (Nov. 29, 2018)

Materials related to the FHFA-OIG memorandum titled Potential Losses to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Due to LIBOR Manipulation (Oct. 26, 2012)

 

Reports

Annual Reports.  FOIA requires each federal agency to submit an Annual Report to the Attorney General each year. These reports contain detailed statistics on the numbers of requests received and processed by each agency, the time taken to respond, and the outcome of each request, as well as many other vital statistics regarding the administration of the FOIA at federal departments and agencies. FHFA-OIG reports its FOIA statistics as part of FHFA’s Annual Reports. [Click here to view FHFA/FHFA-OIG's Annual Reports]

Chief FOIA Officer Reports. DOJ’s FOIA Guidelines require the Chief FOIA Officer for each federal agency to submit a report to the Attorney General containing a detailed description of the steps taken by the agency to improve FOIA compliance and transparency. FHFA-OIG’s submissions are contained in FHFA’s Chief FOIA Officer reports. [Click here to view FHFA/FHFA-OIG's Chief FOIA Officer Reports]