New Page Available Dedicated to Best Practices Workshop Series

January 22, 2015

As a part of the ongoing series of Best Practices Workshops, OIP committed to publishing “tips and best practices discussed during these workshops” as a resource for all agencies. After each event, OIP has published recaps of each workshop and the best practices shared on FOIA Post with links to additional available resources. In order to promote easier access to this information, last week we introduced a new page on our website dedicated to the Best Practices Workshop series.

The new page on OIP’s website contains detailed information and resources connected to each of the events in this series, including:

  • Title and date of the event,
  • A link to the previously published event recap on FOIA Post,
  • A listing of event panelists, and
  • Links to additional resources on OIP’s website on the event topic.

Significantly, for each workshop we include a description of the best practices that were discussed during the event. Any FOIA professional can review those best practices and then adopt them for use in their own agency or use them as jumping off points for developing additional best practices. 

This page will continue to be updated as additional events take place.

The next event in this series, which will be held next month, will be on the topic of best practices in customer service and dispute resolution. We are pleased to announce that this event will be open to interested members of the public as well as agency personnel. The details for the next event are:

FOIA Best Practices Workshop
Best Practices in Customer Service and Dispute Resolution
Department of Justice, 2 Constitution Square
145 N Street NE – Room 1W 1001
February 18, 2015, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

You will need a picture ID to enter the building for this event.

Please note that there has been a date and location change for this event. If you have already registered for this workshop, OIP will forward this new information to you directly.

If you are interested in attending next month’s event, you can register by e-mailing your name and phone number to OIP’s Training Officer at with the subject line “February Best Practices Workshop.”  As space for this meeting is limited, registration is required to attend.  If you have any questions regarding this event or the Best Practices series, please contact OIP’s Training Officer at (202) 514-3642.


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Updated January 22, 2015