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The Office of FOIA Services

 

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The SEC’s Office of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Services promotes transparency in government by making SEC records available to the public to the greatest extent possible under the Act. The Office is committed to providing a timely and efficient response to each of the nearly 17,000 requests for SEC documents and records we receive each year.

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New FOIA Regulations

  • The appeals time frame will be 90 calendar days. Friday, August 14, 2015 is the effective date.
  • New fees will be effective on Monday, August 17, 2015. They will be calculated as follows:
  • The rates will be updated as salaries change and will be determined by using the formula in the regulation.
  • For the current calendar year, the fees would be assessed as follows:
    • SK-8 or below: $29/hour;
    • SK-9 to 13: $61/hour; and
    • SK-14 or above: $89/hour.
  • The Commission can charge FOIA requesters in quarter-hour increments.
  • There will no longer be up to one half hour of staff time devoted to searching for and reviewing Commission records without charge.
  • Copy costs will remain the same.
  • *Note — All requests that are received on or after Monday, August 17, 2015 will be charged under the new rates above.

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Modified: June 9, 2016