Topic: Consumer and Worker Protections

FOIA to DOL Seeking Communications with External Entities

August 11, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Labor seeking communications between top officials and external entities.

FOIA to OSHA Seeking Communications with External Entities

August 11, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration seeking communications between top officials and external entities.

No Records Response from DOL Regarding OSHA Study of Asbestos in Johnson & Jonson Baby Powder

July 29, 2020
The Department of Labor stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for OSHAÕs study of Johnson & Johnson baby powder, which confirmed previous studyÕs findings of the presence of asbestos in the powder.

ED Records in Response to Requests for Congressional Communications on Gainful Employment

July 15, 2020
A list of records from the Department of Education in response to American Oversight's request for congressional communications about the Gainful Employment rule.

Investigations Update: Militarization of Police, Covid-19 in Migrant Detention Centers, and Barr’s Political Interference

July 14, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests in the last week.

No Records Response from ED on Office of Civil Rights Staffing Data

June 30, 2020
The Department of Education stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for data on staffing levels in the agency's Office of Civil Rights. This request sought additional staffing data to that of records previously released to American Oversight.

PBGC Records of Communications with Sen. McConnell’s Office

June 19, 2020
Records from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in response to American Oversight's request for communications with the office of Senator Mitch McConnell.

News Roundup: Georgia’s Disastrous Election, the Administration’s Alarming Protest Response, and Barr’s Troubling Tenure

June 12, 2020
As stirring protests against police brutality gripped the nation’s attention and as the coronavirus continued its tragic spread through multiple states, Georgia held a chaotic primary election.

FOIA to ED Seeking Federal Student Aid Head Performance Agreement Evaluations and Transmission to Congress

June 11, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking FSA chief operating officer performance evaluations under required performance agreements and records reflecting required transmission to Congress of FSA COO performance agreements. American Oversight filed this request in partnership with Student Defense.

FOIA to ED Seeking Federal Student Aid Head Performance Agreements

June 11, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Education seeking FSA chief operating officer performance agreements, which federal law requires the department to enter into annually and then make public. American Oversight filed this request in partnership with Student Defense.