As a part of its responsibility to encourage agency compliance with the FOIA, OIP offers a number of training opportunities throughout the year for agency FOIA professionals and individuals with FOIA responsibilities. In September, we announced the first slate of courses for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2017, and today we are pleased to announce the dates and topics for our remaining scheduled training sessions:
Introduction to the Freedom of Information Act
May 24, 2017 (registration begins March 1, 2017)
The Freedom of Information Act for Attorneys and Access Professionals
January 24-25, 2017 (registration has begun)
April 4-5, 2017 (registration begins February 1, 2017)
June 13-14, 2017 (registration begins April 1, 2017)
July 18-19, 2017 (registration begins May 1, 2017)
Continuing Freedom of Information Act Education
April 18, 2017 (registration begins February 1, 2017)
Advanced Freedom of Information Act Seminar
January 26, 2017 (registration has begun)
Freedom of Information Act Litigation Seminar
June 28, 2017 (registration begins April 1, 2017)
All of these seminars will be held in Washington, D.C., and are open to all federal government employees. Descriptions of each seminar as well as class sizes are available on the Training page of OIP's site. With this new slate of trainings, OIP is also changing its registration process to help ensure maximum attendance and shorter waitlists. Going forward, registration for courses will begin two months prior to the scheduled training date. Registrations prior to that date will not be accepted. All registration dates are listed above by each course, as well as on OIP's Training page.
Once the registration period begins, you may register for any of the training courses listed above by emailing your name to OIP's Training Staff at DOJ.OIP.FOIA@usdoj.gov. In the subject line of your email, please specify the name of the course and the date you wish to attend the training. If registering multiple individuals, please include email addresses for each individual in the registration message. Once you are registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the location of the training.
In addition to these scheduled training programs, OIP also offers various other training programs and workshops throughout the year such as our Best Practices Workshop series and our refresher training on the requirements of Agency Annual FOIA Reports and Chief FOIA Officer Reports. We will continue to announce details on all of the trainings OIP provides here on FOIA Post and through OIP’s Twitter account, @FOIAPost.
If you have any questions regarding these training opportunities please contact OIP’s Training Coordinator (202) 514-FOIA (3642).