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New Guidance Issued on Document Referrals, Consultations, and Coordination

Today we issued new guidance today setting forth the procedures to be followed by agencies when processing records that originated outside their agencies, or that contain the equities of another agency or entity.  This updated guidance places an emphasis on the importance of customer service in this process so that FOIA requesters can readily account for all the documents that are responsive to their requests.  These new procedures are also designed to increase efficiency and accountability for the overall benefit of FOIA administration. This guidance, as well as all previous guidance, can be found on the Guidance page of our site. OIP will be holding a training conference on this guidance on December 12.
Updated August 6, 2014