Today, the Office of Information Policy (OIP) announces new dates for FOIA training during the beginning of Fiscal Year 2022. As 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. These courses have been designed to offer training opportunities for personnel from all stages of the FOIA workforce, from new hires to the experienced FOIA professionals or FOIA managers. Due to COVID-19 and physical distancing precautions, OIP will continue to offer virtual training sessions that will be taught in real-time by OIP instructors. We will announce more training opportunities for the spring at a later date. As Fiscal Year 2022 quickly approaches, we are pleased to announce these virtual training courses, which are also available on OIP’s Eventbrite page.
The courses and dates scheduled so far for Fiscal Year 2022 are:
Virtual Annual FOIA Report Refresher and Quarterly Report Training
October 5, 2021
Virtual Chief FOIA Officer Report Refresher Training
October 19, 2021
Virtual Introduction to the Freedom of Information Act
November 9, 2021
Virtual Freedom of Information Act Litigation Seminar
November 10, 2021
Virtual Procedural Requirements and Fees Training
December 7, 2021
Virtual Exemption 1 and Exemption 7 Training
January 11, 2022
Virtual Exemption 4 and Exemption 5 Training
January 18, 2022
Virtual Privacy Considerations Training
January 20, 2022
Virtual Advanced Freedom of Information Act Training
February 2, 2022
Training courses are open to all federal government employees. Descriptions of each course are available on Eventbrite and the Training page of OIP's site. OIP manages all training registration through Eventbrite. Registration will open one month prior to the date of the training. Once the registration period begins, you may register by providing your name and email address on OIP’s Eventbrite page for that course. Each attendee must register separately using their own government email address. Please note that these training sessions are open to government personnel and contractors only. Once you are registered, you will be sent a confirmation email from Eventbrite.
OIP is also always available to provide individualized training sessions to any interested agency, which can be tailored to fit training needs.
For questions or more information regarding any of OIP’s training opportunities, please contact OIP’s Training Coordinator at DOJ.OIP.FOIA@usdoj.gov.