Resources

Guide to Privacy, the Freedom of Information Act, and Records Management (Handbook AS-353)

Official handbook of the United States Postal Service containing the policies and procedures that implement the FOIA, the Privacy Act of 1974, and related laws and regulations.

Postal Service FOIA Regulations (39 C.F.R. Part 265)

Postal Service FOIA regulations published by the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO).

Postal Service Privacy Act Regulations (39 C.F.R. Part 266)

Postal Service Privacy Act regulations published by the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO).

Requester’s Guide to submitting FOIA Requests (Handbook AS-353, Addendum

A simplified overview of the procedures in Handbook AS-353 intended to assist requesters with submitting requests under the FOIA.

Requester's Guide to submitting Privacy Act Requests (Handbook AS-353, Addendum)

A simplified overview of the procedures in Handbook AS-353 intended to assist requesters with submitting requests for information about themselves under the Privacy Act of 1974.

Records Notification, Access, and Disclosure Procedures Under the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act (Handbook AS-353, Chapter 4)

Contains the internal policies and procedures of the Postal Service relating to the processing of information requests pursuant to the FOIA and the Privacy Act.

Privacy Office
Find information and resources on privacy policy and procedures.
Protecting Individual Privacy (Handbook AS-353, Chapter 3)

Contains the internal policies and procedures of the Postal Service relating to the protection of personal information.

Official USPS Privacy Act Systems of Records (Handbook AS-353, Appendix, Section E)

Direct link to the section of Handbook AS-353 that contains all of the Postal Service's Privacy Act Systems of Records.

Index to Official USPS Privacy Act Systems of Records (Handbook AS-353, Appendix, Section C)

Direct link to the index to the Postal Service's Privacy Act Systems of Records in Handbook AS-353 which contains hyperlinks to each system of records.

United States Department of Justice Guide to the Freedom of Information Act

Contains the internal policies and procedures of the Postal Service relating to the protection of personal information.

Overview of the Privacy Act of 1974

Reference to and legal analysis of court decisions interpreting the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties.

FOIA.gov

The government’s central website for FOIA that provides additional information to assist requesters in filing a FOIA request.

The Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)

Website of the federal agency that provides assistance with FOIA requests and helps to resolving FOIA disputes between federal agencies and requesters.