As the federal government’s lead office for encouraging agency compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), each year OIP offers a number of regularly scheduled training opportunities designed to educate agency personnel on how to implement the various provisions of the statute. For Fiscal Year 2014, the dates and topics for these training sessions are:
FOIA for Attorneys and Access Professionals November 19-20, 2013 February 25-26, 2014 May 13-14, 2014 July 15-16, 2014 Advanced FOIA Seminar March 26, 2014 Introduction to the FOIA April 16, 2014 FOIA Administrative Forum June 11, 2014All seminars will be held in Washington, DC, and are open to all federal government employees. Descriptions of these seminars are available on our Training page. OIP also offers various other training opportunities throughout the year such as the Director’s Lecture Series, refresher training on agency Annual FOIA Reports and Chief FOIA Officer Reports, and training that is available through video conferencing. Details on all of the training offered by OIP will continue to be announced here on FOIA Post, as well as through OIP’s Twitter account, @FOIAPost. To register for any of the above training seminars, please e-mail your name to OIP’s Training Officer at DOJ.OIP.FOIA@usdoj.gov. In the subject line of your e-mail, please specify the name and date of the course that you are seeking to attend. Any questions regarding these training opportunities may also be directed to OIP’s Training Officer at (202) 514-3642.