Office of Administration -- FOIA

The Office of Administration (OA), whose sole function is to provide common administrative support and services to all units within the Executive Office of the President, is not subject to FOIA and any related legislation.

OA is a distinct entity from the other components of the EOP. Please contact the separate EOP entities that are subject to FOIA, individually, if you would like to make a FOIA request for their records.

The EOP entities subject to the FOIA are:

Council on Environmental Quality
Office of Management and Budget
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Office of the United States Trade Representative

The EOP entities exempt from the provisions of the FOIA are:

White House Office
Office of Administration
Office of the Vice President
Council of Economic Advisers
National Security Council
Office of Policy Development
Domestic Policy Council
Office of National AIDS Policy
National Economic Council
President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

Mission of the Office of Administration:

The Office of Administration (OA) was established within the Executive Office of the President (EOP) by Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1977. The Office was activated, effective December 4, 1977, by Executive Order 12028 of December 12, 1977. Its primary function is to provide common administrative and support services for the various entities of the EOP. The services include personnel; financial management; data processing; library services; records management; and general office operations, such as mail, messenger, printing, procurement, and supply services. OA has no field organizations and consists of the following:

Office of the Director
Office of the General Counsel
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
Office of the Chief of Operations Services
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Office of the Chief Information Officer