Key Dates

Given the wide range of FOIA activities that take place every year, this calendar is provided to highlight events of interest and to track key deadlines for federal agencies.  Here you will find deadlines for the preparation and submission of agency Annual FOIA Reports and Chief FOIA Officer Reports, as well as important dates relating to FOIA training, workshops, and conferences, and events attended by OIP personnel. This calendar is presented both chronologically, by month, and topically.

For previous events and dates from OIP, please visit our past events page.

Dates by Month

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Annual FOIA Report Deadlines

October 31, 2014
Agencies post Quarterly Report for Quarter 4, Fiscal Year 2014

October 1, 2014
Beginning of Fiscal Year 2015

September 1, 2014
End of Fiscal Year 2014

July 25, 2014
Agencies post Quarterly Report for Quarter 3, Fiscal Year 2014

April 25, 2014
Agencies post Quarterly Report for Quarter 2, Fiscal Year 2014

January 31, 2014
Agencies post Quarterly Report for Quarter 1, Fiscal Year 2014

By December 6, 2013
Agencies submit their Annual FOIA Reports to OIP for review. Please see the Annual FOIA Report Handbook for new reporting requirements.

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Chief FOIA Officer Report Deadlines

By March 15, 2015
Agencies post their 2015 Chief FOIA Officer Reports online

By February 6, 2015
All other agencies submit their Chief FOIA 2015 Officer Reports to OIP for review

By January 16, 2015
The twenty-nine high volume agencies noted in the 2015 Chief FOIA Officer Report Guidelines submit their 2015 Reports to OIP for review

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FOIA Training, Workshops, and Conferences

December 9, 2014
Workshop: Best Practices Workshop – Implementing Technology to Improve FOIA Processing (Washington, DC)

October 15, 2014
Workshop: Best Practices Workshop – Best Practices from the Requester’s Perspective (Washington, DC)

October 7, 2015
Training: FY 2014 Annual FOIA Report and 2015 Chief FOIA Officer Report Refresher Training (Washington, DC)

July 17, 2014
Workshop: Best Practices Workshop – Proactive Disclosures & Making Online Information More Useful (Washington, DC)

July 15-16, 2014
Training: The Freedom of Information Act for Attorneys and Access Professionals (Washington, DC)

June 17, 2014
Workshop: OIP, in conjunction with OGIS, hosts a FOIA Requester Roundtable (Washington, DC) (Open to the Public)

June 11, 2014
Training: Freedom of Information Act Administrative Forum (Washington, DC)

May 29, 2014
Conference: Common Core FOIA Regulations Kickoff Meeting (Washington, DC)

May 20, 2014
Workshop: Best Practices Workshop - Reducing Backlogs and Improving Timeliness (Washington, DC)

May 13-14, 2014
Training: The Freedom of Information Act for Attorneys and Access Professionals (Washington, DC)

April 16, 2014
Training: Introduction to the Freedom of Information Act (Washington, DC)

March 26, 2014
Training: Advanced Freedom of Information Act Seminar (Washington, DC)

March 20, 2014
Conference: OIP hosts a Sunshine Week meeting of the FOIA IT Working Group (Washington, DC) (Open to the Public)

February 25-26, 2014
Training: The Freedom of Information Act for Attorneys and Access Professionals (Washington, DC)

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Events

August 19, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, hosts a FOIA training conference where OIP’s Senior Counsel and OIP’s Chief, Compliance Staff, provide training instruction on the FOIA’s procedural requirements, Exemptions 4 (commercial information), 5 (privilege information), 6 (personal privacy information) and 7 (law enforcement information), administrative appeals and an update on FOIA case law.  (Lee’s Summit, MO)

May 1, 2014
The Export-Import Bank of the United States hosts a FOIA training conference where Chief of Staff Carmen L. Mallon provides a lecture on an Overview to the FOIA focusing on the FOIA's procedural requirements as well as participates in a question and answer session for conference attendees (Washington, DC)

April 30, 2014
A delegation of journalists from Jordan, visiting through an International Visitor Leadership Program project entitled Promoting Freedom of the Press and Expression sponsored by The World Learning Center on behalf of the Department of State, meets with the Chief of OIP's Administrative Appeals Staff to discuss the FOIA, transparency, and OIP's role in the FOIA's implementation and compliance across the executive branch of the government (Washington, DC)

April 30, 2014
A delegation of journalists from the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, visiting through an International Visitor Leadership Program project entitled Promoting Freedom of the Press and Expression sponsored by The World Learning Center on behalf of the Department of State, meets with the Chief of OIP's Administrative Appeals Staff to discuss the FOIA, transparency, and OIP's role in the FOIA's implementation and compliance across the executive branch of the government (Washington, DC)

April 24, 2014
A delegation of officials from Armenia, visiting through a program entitled Promoting Transparency, Accountability, and Ethics in Government sponsored by the Meridian International Center, meets with the Chief of OIP's Compliance Staff to discuss the FOIA, transparency, and OIP's role in the FOIA's implementation and compliance across the executive branch of the government (Washington, DC)

April 8, 2014
The Office of Personnel Management hosts a FOIA training conference where Director Melanie Ann Pustay provides the keynote address and OIP subject matter experts provide lectures on an overview to the FOIA, and FOIA appeals and litigation (Washington, DC)

March 22-28
The China Law Center of Yale Law School and the China University of Politics and Law's Center on Government by Law co-sponsor a program to discuss ways to further develop China's Open Government Information Regulation, where Director Melanie Ann Pustay participates in a series of meetings and workshops (Beijing, China)

February 17, 2014
A visiting delegation from Brazil's Open Government Team meets with OIP leadership to discuss experiences related to the launch of FOIA.gov (Washington, DC)

January 14, 2014
A delegation of officials from Zambia meets with Director Melanie Ann Pustay to discuss FOIA and transparency in the United States and OIP’s role in administering the law and encouraging agency-wide compliance across the Executive Branch (Washington, DC)

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