On March 27, 2023, the Data Liberation Project (in collaboration with Marc DaCosta) sent the Department of Labor a request for two categories of records:

On June 15, 2023, the DOL sent us a set of files, accompanied by a determination letter regarding the request.

In all, after un-zipping the files, there appear to be 425 documents. By format: 236 Microsoft Word files, 99 Excel files, 70 PDF files, 13 .msg files, and 7 .rtf files. (Note: Some of the files are duplicates or near-duplicates of one another.)

The Data Liberation Project is making the files available to all. You can access them in two ways:

To help organize the files, the Data Liberation Project has also created a spreadsheet listing them, indicating their:

The most recent files appear to have been created in late 2019 / early 2020. “DOL has not created any new files plans or EIS listings since those dates,” according to the Department of Labor’s FOIA coordinator for this request, in follow-up correspondence with the Data Liberation Project.

Most of the files are specific to a subagency (such as the Wage and Hour Division), sub-subagency, or field office. A few files, however, appear to be DOL-wide. The two most notable are these:

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