The District is committed to a transparent, open form of government. District agency websites are required to make certain records available online to the public, if those records exist. In cases where these records exist but are not yet available online, agencies are working to provide them as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact the FOIA Officer.
- Open Government Report
- Public Employee Salary Information
- Administrative staff manuals and instructions
- Final opinions made in the adjudication of cases
- All of DDS Policies
- DDS Office of Rights and Advocacy (ORA) Description
- DDS Budget (174pg)
- DDS's FY 19 Budget
- P-Card Transactions
- Procurements and Payments
- Minutes of public meetings
- District-wide FOIA reports
- Organizational Chart
- Customer Service
- DDS Notice of Public Meetings
- DDS Meetings Agenda
The FOIA Officer is the principal contact point within DDS and its related agencies for advice and policy guidance on matters pertaining to the administration of the FOIA. All requests are handled professionally and expeditiously.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for here or elsewhere on DC.gov you can submit a FOIA request online via the DC government Public FOIA Portal. Requests may also be submitted by mail, fax, or email; however, please note that FOIA requests submitted online will be easier to track and process. If you submit a written request, the envelope should be prominently marked “FOIA” Request.” The FOIA Officer may request that any oral FOIA request be reduced to writing, if the requested records are not customarily made available by the public body.
To understand the process before making a request, please see foia.dc.gov.
The Department on Disability Services’ FOIA Officer’s information is listed below.
Lydia T. Makande
Assistant General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
D.C. Department on Disability Services
250 E Street, S.W., Sixth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20024