Do agencies post their formal opinions?

 

Final opinions, orders
Agency Information Available Link to Posted Records
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration

Board orders for 2010 are posted under Board and Legal Findings.

Formal Opinions
Board of Elections and Ethics

The Web site provides Board of Elections Regulations and Administrative Orders.

Formal Opinions
Child & Family Services Agency

The Frequently Requested FOIA Materials section on the Information page includes a section on legal advice memos.

Formal Opinions
Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure

Determinations and Investigations and Reappointment Evaluations and Recommendations are posted.

Formal Opinions
Commission on the Arts & Humanities

Not applicable.

Council of the District of Columbia
D.C. Housing Authority
D.C. National Guard

Nothing found.

D.C. Public Library

Nothing found.

D.C. Public Schools

Not applicable.

D.C. Water and Sewer Authority

Not applicable.

Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs

The section on Frequently Requested FOIA Materials provides links to administrative issuances, final notices on condemnations, and some operational data.

Formal Opinions
Department of Corrections

Nothing found.

Department of Employment Services

Not applicable

Department of Health

Not applicable.

Department of Housing & Community Development

The Frequently Requested Materials page link to Rental Housing Commission decisions did not function at the time of the test.

Department of Human Resources

Not applicable.

Department of Human Services

Not applicable.

Department of Insurance, Securities & Banking

Agency Final Opinions are linked to from the Frequently Requested FOIA Materials section.

Formal Opinions
Department of Mental Health

Nothing found.

Department of Motor Vehicles

Nothing found.

Department of Parks & Recreation

Not applicable

Department of Public Works

Not applicable.

Department of Real Estate Services

Not applicable.

Department of Real Estate Services

Not applicable.

Department of Small and Local Business Development

Not applicable.

Department of the Environment

Under the Information heading, there is a Regulatory and Legislative Affairs link that includes current air, energy, hazardous waste and water regulations and related orders issued by the mayor.

Formal Opinions
Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services

Not applicable.

Department on Disability Services

Nothing found.

District Department of Transportation

Not applicable.

Executive Office of the Mayor
Fire & Emergency Medical Services Department

Not applicable.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

Not applicable.

Metropolitan Police Department

Not applicable.

Office of Administrative Hearings

Cases orders and decisions are provided for 2000 through 2008.  No 2009 orders or decisions had been posted as of the end of the year.

Formal Opinions
Office of Cable Television

Final OCT opinions and legal notices for Comcast, RCN, and Verizon are posted.

Formal Opinions
Office of Contracting & Procurement

There is a home page link to 27 DCMR, the Contracts and Procurements section, where updates and new rules are provided.

Formal Opinions
Office of Employee Appeals

Nothing found.

Office of Human Rights

Recent decisions and orders are available from the Human Rights Commission section.

Formal Opinions
Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

Not applicable.

Office of Planning

Decisions of the Historic Preservation Review Board are posted.

Formal Opinions
Office of Police Complaints

Complaint Examiner Decisions dating back to 2003 are posted.

Formal Opinions
Office of Public Eduction Facilities Management
Office of Risk Management

Nothing found.

Office of the Attorney General

The web site lists a single AG opinion in its home page Information section. There are no copies of opinions issued to the mayor or any administrative agencies.  Advisories to Area Neighborhood Councils are listed.

Formal Opinions
Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Annual financial reports are linked from the Information section and audit documents are posted in the Integrity and Oversight section.

Formal Opinions
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Autopsy reports cannot be obtained online, however there are instructions on how to obtain a hardcopy.

Formal Opinions
Office of the Chief Technology Officer

Not applicable.

Office of the City Administrator

Not applicable.

Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development

Nothing found.

Office of the District of Columbia Auditor

Audit reports for the years 1998 through 2009 are posted in the Reports section.

Formal Opinions
Office of the Inspector General

All reports, audits, investigations, and evaluations are posted.

Formal Opinions
Office of the Secretary
Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Not applicable.

Office of Zoning

There are links under Information to pages that let you search Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustment Orders and meeting Transcripts.

Formal Opinions
Office on Aging

There is an Annual Report to the People posted under Publications but it is for 2006. There are also fact sheets there in several languages.

Formal Opinions
Public Service Commission

The Orders and Regulations section links to a page that allows for both specific and general searches of commission orders.

Formal Opinions
Sentencing and Criminal Code Revision Commission

Recommendations of the commission leading to legislation in prior years are posted under Sentence Recommendations. 

Formal Opinions
Sports & Entertainment Commission

Not applicable.

Washington Convention Center Authority

Nothing found.


This audit was a joint project of the D.C. Open Government Coalition and the Investigative ReportingWorkshop at American University. Primary research was done by LeeSandra Alexandre and Melissa Cohen, Howard University journalism students interning at the Workshop.