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Office of Public Affairs

Office of Public Affairs


About the Office

The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) assists the Commission in making the work of the SEC open to the public, understandable to investors and accountable to taxpayers. The Office helps every other SEC division and office accomplish the agency's mission – to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. OPA's principal activity is to communicate the agency's work and deliver the agency's information resources to the public, market participants and other stakeholders.  In addition to managing editorial and visual content on, the office administers Commission communications programs and coordinates relations between the news media and Commission staff.

SEC Newsroom

Press Contacts

Press Inquiries
If you are a member of the news media, contact the Office of the Public Affairs at or (202) 551-4120.

Investor Questions
Investors should contact the SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy at (800) 732-0330, or submit a question or comment to the SEC.

Contact by Division and Office
For other information, please view the directory of SEC email addresses or telephone numbers.

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Modified: April 21, 2016