The Department of the Navy (DON), Office of Civilian Human Resources (OCHR) is available to assist you in locating documents on OCHR programs and policies, and in making Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)(5 USC 552) requests for DON civilian personnel records.
"Notice: As a result of increases in the Health Protection Condition (HPCON) level, our offices are limited to mission-essential personnel only and maximizing the use of telework for other personnel. This means that we are unable to handle requests sent via traditional methods and can only respond to electronic inquiries while under elevated HPCON levels. The link for electronic requests is:
Generally the best way to get personnel records is to send a FOIA request to the regional Human Resource Operations Center that maintains the records:
Requests for documents on programs and policies should be sent to:
OCHR FOIA Requester Service Center614 Sicard Street, Suite 100Washington, DC 20374Phone: (202) 685-6415Fax: (202) 685-6616
In whatever form you submit your request (in person, by regular mail, or fax):
For questions about the processing of your request, contact the Operations Center directly before contacting the OCHR FOIA Requester Service Center. If you are not satisfied with the response, you can reach the DON Chief FOIA Liaison Officer at 202-685-6415
DON’s FOIA policy is contained in the Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act Program, Secretary of the Navy Instruction 5720.42F (SECNAVINST 5720.42F).
Additional FOIA information may be found at the
Department of the Navy Freedom of Information Act Office.