Chief FOIA Officers Council

The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 established the Chief FOIA Officers (CFO) Council, which is tasked with:

  • Developing recommendations for increasing FOIA compliance and efficiency;
  • Disseminating information about agency experiences, ideas, best practices, and innovative approaches related to FOIA;
  • Identifying, developing, and coordinating initiatives to increase transparency and FOIA compliance; and
  • Promoting the development and use of common performance measures for agency compliance with the FOIA.

The CFO Council is co-chaired by the Directors of OIP and the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) and is composed of all agency CFOs and the Deputy Director for Management from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

The materials associated with the Council’s work, including minutes of the meetings, will be made publicly available on this page. Council meetings are open to the public. Notice of all meetings will be provided in the Federal Register at least ten business days in advance, and details will also be posted on OIP’s website.  

CFO Council Inagural Meeting

July 23, 2016 Meeting (Inaugural Meeting)

Meeting Announcement (Federal Register Notice; July 5, 2016)
Meeting Recap - CFO Council Holds First Meeting at the White House (July 27, 2016)

Meeting Materials

Agenda

Presentation Slides

Livestream Recording

Minutes

Working Documents

Proactive Disclosure Pilot Assessment

Memorandum to agency Chief FOIA Officers on Implementation of the "Release to One, Release to All" Presumption

"Release to All" Implementation Questionnaire for agency Chief FOIA Officers

September 15, 2016 Meeting

Meeting Announcement (Federal Register Notice; August 29, 2016) 
Meeting Recap - CFO Council Receives Feedback on "Release to All" Policy at Second Meeting (October 4, 2016)

Meeting Materials

Agenda

Presentation Slides

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Presentation Slides

Minutes

Working Documents

Agency Responses to "Release to All" Implementation Questionnaire (CSV)

July 27, 2017 Meeting

Meeting Announcement (Federal Register Notice, June 15, 2017)

Meeting Materials

Agenda

Presentation Slides

Panelist Slides

Minutes

Livestream Recording

Updated August 10, 2017

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