November 22nd, 2013
Building off of earlier guidance, OIP’s new guidance for improving agency communications with requesters “encourages greater use of email or other technology as the means by which agencies communicate” and focuses on improving the content of agency communications to provide requesters with a greater understanding of how their requests are being handled.
November 7th, 2013
Newly announced dates for Fiscal Year 2014 training opportunities include dates for popular seminars including “The Freedom of Information Act for Attorneys and Access Professionals” and the “Introduction to the Freedom of Information Act.”
October 29th, 2013
Updated guidance informs agencies how to properly account for furlough days when calculating response times for the Annual FOIA Report.
September 30th, 2013
The FOIA Requester Roundtable series, which provides an opportunity for the FOIA requester community and agency personnel to come together to discuss various topics in FOIA administration, continues in Fiscal Year 2014 with the first meeting on November 7th focusing on maximizing agencies’ administrative appeal process.
September 26th, 2013
In commemoration of International Right to Know Day, Directory Pustay participates in a weeklong series of events celebrating the advancement of information access laws in Liberia.