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FOIA News: DOJ announces two FOIA workshop sessions

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment


DOJ/OIP, FOIA Post, May 1, 2017

OIP is pleased to announce two new topics and dates for our Best Practices Workshop series as we continue this initiative this summer. OIP launched the Best Practices Workshop series in 2014 as a way to share and leverage successes in FOIA administration across the government. Each workshop in the series focuses on a specific topical area and includes a panel of representatives who share their success stories and strategies. For example, some of the topics covered in the first series of workshops included panels on reducing backlogs, proactive disclosures, and implementing technology in FOIA administration. This series continues to be an opportunity for professionals at every level of the FOIA process to learn from one another and to leverage the successes of other agencies for their own organizations.

The dates and topics for the new workshops are:

Collaborating for Results: Agencies and Requesters Working Together Throughout the FOIA Process

June 15, 2017, 10:00 am to 12 noon

Best Practices for Self-Assessments and Improving FOIA Processes
August 23, 2017, 10:00 am to 12 noon

Read more here.