Today, the Office of Information Policy (OIP) announces new dates for FOIA training for the months of March through July. As part of its responsibility to encourage agency compliance with the FOIA, OIP offers several 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. OIP will continue to offer virtual training sessions that will be taught in real-time by OIP instructors. As we move into the remainder of Fiscal Year 2022, we are pleased to announce these virtual training courses, which are also available on OIP’s Eventbrite page.
The courses and dates scheduled for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2022 are:
Virtual Introduction to the Freedom of Information Act
April 6, 2022
Virtual Processing a Request from Start to Finish
April 19, 2022
Virtual Procedural Requirements and Fees Training
May 3, 2022
Virtual Litigation Workshop
May 11, 2022
Virtual Exemption 1 and Exemption 7 Training
June 1, 2022
Virtual Exemption 4 and Exemption 5 Training
June 14, 2022
Virtual Privacy Considerations Training
July 7, 2022
Virtual Continuing FOIA Education
July 12, 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.