Next week, the Office of Information Policy (OIP) will host another FOIA training seminar available for federal employees through the use of video conferencing. The training will focus on an overview of the FOIA, addressing Presdient Obama's FOIA Memorandum, Attorney General Holder's FOIA Guidelines, procedural considerations, and the FOIA's exemptions.
OIP continually looks for ways to expand its training program and the utilization of video conferencing has proven to be a powerful tool for providing important FOIA training to a wider audience of federal employees, particularly for those who work outside of the Washington, D.C. area. Virtual meeting tools such as video conferencing provide an ideal way to train individuals across the government, while reducing or eliminating travel costs and arrangements.
The details for the training are:
An Overview of the FOIA – Video Conference
August 28, 2013
1:00 - 3:00pm
Training is open to all federal employees, with priority for employees outside the Washington, D.C. area.
If you are interested in participating in the video conference, you may register by e-mailing your name, phone number, and duty station to OIP’s Training Officer at DOJ.OIP.FOIA@usdoj.gov with the subject line "August Video Conferencing Training." If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact OIP's Training Officer at (202) 514-3642.
UPDATE: Due to scheduling issues, this video conference training has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date, which will be announced here on FOIA Post. We apologize for the inconvenience.