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JPRA FOIA Privacy Act Basics


Privacy Act Request Basics

This FOIA Requester Service Center only processes requests for records in the possession and control of JPRA.


Please direct requests related to the Military Services, Combatant Commands, or other Defense Agencies, to the appropriate organization/component that maintains the record(s) of interest.  Please contact the Requester Service Center if you have a question regarding which organization/component maintains the record(s) you are seeking.


To request a copy of your own security clearance background investigation you should submit a request to the US Office of Personnel Management's Federal Investigative Services (OPM-FIS).   You may use the INV100 Freedom of Information, Privacy Act Record Request Form or submit a handwritten request.


For all DoD personnel records of retired military or civilian personnel, please direct your request to National Personnel Records Center.


Requesters may submit FOIA requests electronically (preferred), by mail/courier or fax.


The e-mail and fax machine are monitored Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM TO 5:00 (EST). Requests e-mailed or faxed after normal business hours will be deemed received on the next normal business day.


Requesters must provide complete contact information (Full Name, Mailing Address, Telephone Number, and e-mail address, if available). If alternate contact information is available (e.g., other e-mail or telephone numbers), please provide that information as well.


Thoroughly identify the records desired, being as specific as possible as to when and by whom the record was created. The key here is to provide enough information to allow an experienced employee to locate the record with a reasonable amount of effort. Try to keep your request simple and to the point. Highly complex requests that cover many years and a large number of subjects take more time to process. Complex requests typically require extensive coordination and often consultation with other agencies.


Request for expedited processing must demonstrate an exceptional need or urgency for the information in order to be granted (i.e., when there is imminent threat to the life or physical safety of an individual, an imminent loss of substantial due process rights or humanitarian need, or an urgent need by an individual primarily engaged in disseminating information in order to inform the public concerning actual or alleged Federal Government activity). Additionally, a requester must provide a statement in which he or she self-certifies that the stated basis for expedited processing is true and correct to the best of his or her knowledge before a request of expedited processing may be considered.


Indicate or include a statement of your willingness to pay for the cost the processing the request. This figure should identify the maximum fee (a dollar amount) you are willing to pay. If you are seeking a fee waiver, you should refer to link to 32 C.F.R. ยง 286.28(d) et seq for qualifying factors.


Requesters may appeal any determination that they consider to be adverse. Appeals must be submitted to the Policy, Appeals, and Litigation Branch of the Office of Freedom of Information.



Click Here To Submit A FOIA Basic Request


Click Here To Submit A FOIA Expedited Request




The Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA) is a Chairman's Controlled Activity. JPRA is designated as DoD's office of primary responsibility for DoD-wide personnel recovery matters, less policy. JPRA is headquartered in Fort Belvoir, Virginia with schools located in Fredericksburg, VA and Spokane, WA.
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