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FOIA News: An Update on OGIS's Work on the Use of “Still Interested” Letters

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

An Update: Our Work on the Use of “Still Interested” Letters

By Amy Bennett, OGIS, Dec. 11, 2015

The Compliance Team has reviewed available statistics on the use of these letters and launched an effort to gather information on how they are used by particular agencies. One of the difficulties with this work is that agencies report the use of these letters in a variety of ways and it can be hard to distinguish cases closed by the use of “still interested” letters from other administrative closures. While we originally hoped to complete our report before the end of the calendar year, the information collection process has taken longer than anticipated. We expect to release our report before the end of March.

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