FOIA Advisor

Q&A: certified or certifiable?

Q&A (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Q.   I am in receipt of a FOIA request where the requester is seeking a copy of the certificate list for a vacancy announcement that was posted.  Please note the requester did not apply for this position.  Is he eligible for a redacted copy with the list of eligibles? 

A.  If anyone has been hired for the position, the agency could release the name of that employee.  Disclosing the name or personal identifying information of job applicants who have not been hired, however, would invariably constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of their privacy.