"Rider" Letter to Be Used by Agencies for FOIA Guide
As announced earlier through FOIA Post, the Office of Information
and Privacy is planning to publish the 2006 edition of the
Department of Justice's Freedom of Information Act Guide next
month. The 2006 edition of the FOIA Guide is scheduled to be
published through the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) in
November, with a delivery date most likely in December.
The FOIA Guide publication will contain the "Justice
Department Guide to the Freedom of Information Act" and the
text of the Freedom of Information Act. It will no longer contain
the Privacy Act Overview.
If your agency would like to have multiple copies of this
revised reference volume, you may obtain them at the original
printing cost by "riding" the Department of Justice's GPO
requisition order. To do so, you should determine how many
copies you will want at the "rider" price (expected to be
approximately $2.50) for each copy of the FOIA Guide and make
arrangements with your printing officer to place your agency's
order by no later than October 31.
The GPO requisition number for the FOIA Guide is 7-05002.
When submitting a requisition for copies, you should use
Standard Form One (SF-1); Department of Justice components
should use Form DJ-2. Offices outside the Washington, D.C. area
should contact their printing or publication officers in Washington
for their proper billing codes.
As it has done in the past, the Office of Information and
Privacy will send one courtesy copy of the FOIA Guide to each
principal FOIA contact at each agency, as well as to each
agency's Chief FOIA Officer appointed under Executive Order 13,392.
Additional copies of the FOIA Guide must either be ordered in advance at the
special "rider" price or else purchased at the full price at a GPO
bookstore thereafter. For its last edition in 2004, the bookstore
price was $62.50 greater than the "rider" price; it is
expected that the "rider" price savings will be comparable for
In light of the FOIA Guide's biennial publication cycle, it is
essential that each federal agency place an advance order for the
full number of books that it will require over the course of the
next two years. The Office of Information and Privacy
encourages all agency FOIA personnel to make sure that their
agencies place orders for the full number of this comprehensive
reference volume that they will need, and to do so in a timely
Please also note that this instruction letter is being
disseminated to all agencies exclusively through FOIA Post. It no
longer is mailed as in years past. OIP's publications editor,
Pamela Maida, is available to answer any question regarding this
at (202) 514-5105. (posted 10/3/06)
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