Office of Gov't Info. Serv. Blog, Jan. 17, 2018
On January 16, 2018 the FOIA Advisory Committee voted unanimously* in support of several recommendations to improve the administration of FOIA. Members of the three Subcommittees – Proactive Disclosure, Efficiency and Resources, and Searches – spent a little over a year researching issues and developing these recommendations.
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During the meeting, the Committee discussed and voted to support four proposals from the Proactive Disclosures Subcommittee. The aim of the proposals is to:
- increase the release of agency FOIA logs in a way that is most useful to improving understanding of agency records and how the law is being used;
- provide agencies with criteria for setting priorities for proactive disclosure;
- give agencies a guide to categories of records that should be regularly released based on the ease of making them available and their importance for understanding the government’s actions; and
- address requirements that documents on agency’s FOIA websites are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
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