Enhance Your FOIA Skills: Upcoming Training Sessions for FY 2024

Introduction: OIP’s Commitment to FOIA Training

The Office of Information Policy (OIP) is dedicated to promoting transparency and accountability through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

To fulfill this commitment, OIP regularly conducts training sessions for agency FOIA professionals and individuals with FOIA responsibilities.

In this article, we’ll provide details about the upcoming FOIA training opportunities for the first half of Fiscal Year 2024.

Target Audience: Training for All Levels

Our FOIA training courses are thoughtfully designed to cater to the diverse needs of individuals within the FOIA workforce.

Whether you’re a newcomer to FOIA or an experienced FOIA professional or manager, there’s a training session tailored for you.

Virtual Training: Real-Time Learning

OIP recognizes the importance of accessibility, especially in the digital age.

That’s why we continue to offer virtual training sessions conducted in real-time by OIP instructors.

This approach ensures that participants can engage with the material and instructors, no matter where they are located.

Upcoming FOIA Training Courses

Below is a list of the virtual FOIA training courses scheduled for the first half of Fiscal Year 2024:

  1. Virtual Annual FOIA Report Refresher and Quarterly Report Training – October 4, 2023
  2. Virtual Chief FOIA Officer Report Refresher Training – October 11, 2023
  3. Virtual Introduction to the Freedom of Information Act – November 7, 2023
  4. Virtual Litigation Seminar – November 14, 2023
  5. Virtual Procedural Requirements and Fees Training – December 6, 2023
  6. Virtual Exemption 1 and Exemption 7 Training – January 9, 2024
  7. Virtual Exemption 4 and Exemption 5 Training – January 11, 2024
  8. Virtual Privacy Considerations Training – January 18, 2024
  9. Virtual Administrative Appeals, FOIA Compliance, and Customer Service Training – January 25, 2024
  10. Virtual Advanced Freedom of Information Act Training – February 6, 2024

Registration Details

These training courses are open to all federal government employees. To register, please visit OIP’s Eventbrite page, where you can find detailed course descriptions.

Registration for each course will open one month prior to the training date. Remember to use your government email address when registering, and note that these sessions are exclusively for government personnel and contractors.

Customized Training Available

In addition to our scheduled training sessions, OIP offers customized training tailored to your agency’s specific needs. Feel free to reach out if your agency requires individualized training.

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