How To File A Privacy Act Appeal

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How To File A Privacy Act Appeal

The DFAS Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act staff is ready to assist you with information and processing your requests.

If your FOIA request was denied in whole or part you have the right to appeal within 60 calendar days. File your appeal with:

Director, Corporate Communications and Legislative Liaison
8899 E. 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46249-0150
Clearly mark “PRIVACY ACT APPEAL” on your letter and envelope, and send it to the address  listed above, along with a copy of the initial denial letter. Your appeal should include the reason you disagree with the denial determination.

If your request was denied for non-compliance with PA requirements, the denial letter explains what you must do to obtain the records. Your denial letter will explain if the records are not releasable because of permitted exemptions.

Page updated February 25, 2011