January FOIA Requester Roundtable

January 16, 2014

Update: Due to the delayed opening of federal agencies on January 22nd, this FOIA Requester Roundtable meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future date.  The updated details for this meeting will appear below once they are finalized.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

OIP’s FOIA Requester Roundtable series continues this month with the first meeting of 2014.  The quarterly series continues to provide an opportunity for the FOIA requester community and agency personnel to come together in an open forum to discuss various topics in FOIA administration.

This month’s meeting, hosted in conjunction with the Office of Government Information Services, will focus on how agencies provide estimated dates of completion to FOIA requesters.  Focusing on the implementation of this statutory requirement, the meeting will build off of agency best practices and OIP’s guidance regarding the importance of good communication.  Specifically, the meeting will highlight the various ways agencies provide estimated dates of completion to requesters and the experience of requesters in receiving and requesting such information from agencies.   

The details for this meeting are:

FOIA Requester Roundtable Meeting
Providing Estimated Dates of Completion
Department of Justice – Office of Information Policy
1425 New York Avenue, NW – Suite 11050
January 22, 2014, 10:00 am – noon

This and all Requester Roundtable meetings are open to the public as well as all interested agency personnel, and we hope that you can join us for this discussion. 

If you are interested in attending, please e-mail your name and phone number to OIP’s Training Officer at DOJ.OIP.FOIA@usdoj.gov with the subject line “January Requester Roundtable.”  As space for this meeting is limited, registration is required to attend, and please remember that you will need a picture ID to enter the building.  If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact OIP's Training Officer at (202) 514-3642.

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