Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act

FOIA and Privacy Act Information
901 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20268-0001

The Postal Regulatory Commission complies with all the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act. The Chief FOIA Officer is David A. Trissell, General Counsel, who is responsible for the administration of the Commission’s FOIA program, including coordinating receipt, distribution, and responses to FOIA inquiries as well as all FOIA-related reporting. The Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary of the Commission, Erica A. Barker, is the Senior Agency Official for Privacy and charged with the responsibility to develop policies and procedures for the Privacy Act.

Commission records are limited to Commission issues, and the Commission does not maintain records related to individual addresses or United States Postal Service policies. With some exceptions, the Commission may charge duplication, search, and review fees for FOIA record requests.

The Commission maintains a public reading room at its offices (901 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268-0001) for users to view public Commission records during regular business hours. The Commission also maintains an electronic reading room at Additionally, from this webpage, you may review descriptions of prior FOIA requests, reports, and frequently asked questions or use the "Case Information" tab to search or review final opinions, orders, rulemakings, and other documents included in Commission proceedings.

If you have questions pertaining to the FOIA or Privacy Act, or you wish to check on the status of a pending inquiry, contact the Commission at the above address.

Disputes between FOIA requesters and the Commission are resolved by the Commission’s FOIA Public Liaison, Gail Adams, who can be reached by email at or by phone at 202-789-6800.

FOIA Requester Service Center and Reading Room
Postal Regulatory Commission
901 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20268
Phone: 202-789-6800

FOIA Public Liaison
Name: Gail Adams
Phone: 202-789-6800

Chief FOIA Officer
David A. Trissell
            General Counsel
Phone: 202-789-6800

Senior Agency Official for Privacy
Name: Erica A. Barker
Phone: 202-789-6800

Many of the requests for information received by the Commission are intended for the Postal Service. Any Postal Service documents the Commission possesses can be viewed online at the Commission’s website by using the dockets search features in the “Case Information” tab. To make requests directly to the Postal Service, contact the Postal Service’s FOIA office using the information provided immediately below.

FOIA requests for Postal Service Headquarters-controlled records including contracts, building leases, other real estate transactions, or employee listings should be sent to:
Manager Records Office
United States Postal Service

475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Room 1P830
Washington, DC 20260-1101
Phone: 202-268-2608
Fax: 202-268-5353
Web: Online

Postal Service FOIA Public Liaison
Name: Nancy Chavannes-Battle
Phone: 202-268-2608

FOIA requests for Postal Service records controlled by area offices, district offices, Post Offices, or other field operations facilities should be sent to:
United States Postal Service FOIA Requester Service Center-Field
St. Louis General Law Service Center

1720 Market Street, Room 2400
St. Louis, MO 63155-9948
Phone: 314-345-5894
Fax: 650-578-4956
Web: Online

Postal Service FOIA Public Liaison
Name: Daneisha White
Phone: 314-345-5894

Additional FOIA and Privacy Act Links
Commission FOIA Reading Room Certifications (PDF)
Department Of Justice (DOJ) - FOIA Reference Materials
US Postal Service - FOIA
National Archives and Records Administration - Access to Documents 30 years or Older
Government Printing Office (GPO) - Government Information Locator Service (GILS)
PRC Privacy Act FAQs