Amy Rothrock, FOIA officer at DOE, retires

Amy RothrockAmy L. Rothrock, the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act officer with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office, has retired after more than 20 years at the DOE field office.

Rothrock, a native of Seattle, Wash., began her career at DOE’s Oak Ridge office in 1994, overseeing the response to 800 to 1,500 FOIA requests annually. Before joining the DOE field office, she worked at DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information as a management analyst.

In a statement, DOE Chief Counsel Don Thress said, “The consummate professional, Amy approached challenges inventively. Amy’s innovation enhanced the speed and substance of DOE’s responses to FOIA and Privacy Act requests.  Her influence was felt not only locally, but also nationally as she and her staff’s efforts encompassed requests made at numerous other DOE sites nationwide.”

Thress said Rothrock’s knowledge will be hard to replace.

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