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FOIA News: DOJ-OIP Releases Training Schedule for Federal Employees

FOIA News (2017)Ryan MulveyComment

First Slate of FOIA Training for Fiscal Year 2018 Now Available

Dep't of Justice, Office of Info. Pol'y, Sept. 20, 2017

As part of its responsibility to encourage agency compliance with the FOIA, OIP offers a number of training opportunities throughout the year for agency FOIA professionals and individuals with FOIA responsibilities.  These courses have been designed to offer training opportunities for personnel from all stages of the FOIA workforce, from new hires to the experienced FOIA professionals or FOIA managers. As Fiscal Year 2018 quickly approaches, we are pleased to announce the first set of training courses and dates through the first quarter of the next fiscal year.

OIP’s training courses and dates for the first quarter of FY 2018 are:

         Annual FOIA Report Refresher Training
         October 10, 2017

         Freedom of Information Act Litigation Seminar
         October 30, 2017

         Introduction to the Freedom of Information Act
         November 7, 2017

         Chief FOIA Officer Report Refresher Training
         December 11, 2017

All of these seminars will be held in Washington, D.C., and are open to all federal government employees.  Descriptions of each seminar as well as class sizes are available on the Training page of OIP's site.  As with last year, registration for courses will not open until two months prior to the date of the training.  Registration prior to that date will not be responded to or accepted. 

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