The process leading up to an office action varies considerably based on the action and the circumstances surrounding it. The strongest actions in common use are those taken against users of the websites, typically in the form of global or event bans. These actions are the result of user conduct investigations undertaken by T&S Specialists, which go through a rigorous review cycle as documented in the flowchart to the right.
Other office actions can include deletions of illegal material. This typically consists of sensitive images of minors which violate the laws of the United States. T&S also performs deletions to satisfy the Foundation's DMCA Policy, an archive of which is maintained on Foundation wiki.
In September 2020, a case review committee was created to allow directly involved community members to request review of a community committee of Trust & Safety behavioral investigation outcomes. This committee is equipped to review certain office actions on appeal from individuals directly involved in the case (as the requesting or sanctioned party). For more information, see Office actions#Appeals. This will remain in place until a permanent process is created through the Universal Code of Conduct conversations in 2021.