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OIP Announces New Spring and Summer FOIA Training Dates

Today, the Office of Information Policy (OIP) announced new dates for FOIA training during spring and summer 2021.  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 are pleased to announce these virtual training courses through July 2021, which are also available on OIP’s Eventbrite page.

The new courses and dates scheduled for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2021 are:

Continuing FOIA Education
April 13, 2021

Introduction to the Freedom of Information Act
May 11, 2021

Privacy Considerations Workshop
May 13, 2021

Processing from Start to Finish Workshop
May 18, 2021

Exemption 4 and Exemption 5 Workshop
June 3, 2021

Exemption 1 and Exemption 7 Workshop
June 10, 2021

Continuing FOIA Education
July 15, 2021

Procedural Requirements and Fees       
July 21, 2021

Training courses are open to all federal government employees.  Due to COVID-19, all sessions scheduled at this time will be virtual.  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

Updated February 19, 2021