Last month, the Office of Information Policy (OIP) hosted its first ever training seminar through video conferencing. The training proved to be a powerful tool, enabling OIP subject matter experts to reach a wider audience of federal employees who work outside of the Washington, DC area, as well as helping agencies reduce or eliminate travel costs and arrangements for employees to attend training. Because of the overwhelming interest and positive feedback that we received with this training, OIP will host another video conference seminar next month. This training will again focus on topics such as an Overview of the FOIA, addressing President Obama’s FOIA Memorandum, Attorney General Holder’s FOIA Guidelines, procedural considerations, and the FOIA’s exemptions. The details for the training are:
An Overview of the FOIA – Video Conference February 19, 2013 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Training is open to all federal employees, with priority for employees outside the Washington, DC areaIf 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, Bertina Adams Cleveland, at DOJ.OIP.FOIA@usdoj.gov. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Ms. Adams at (202) 514-1010.