The issue of fees can trip up even the most experienced requester and FOIA professional. We all know that it is a tricky issue, but might there be a better way?
In our 2013 recommendations, we laid out our plan to discuss the issue of fees and fee waivers with the requester and agency communities; we will discuss this issue at the next FOIA Requester Roundtable Meeting. Hosted jointly with the Department of Justice Office of Information Policy (OIP), this meeting is open to members of the public as well as to all interested agency personnel. The roundtable will take place on April 24, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – noon at OIP (1425 New York Avenue NW, Suite 11050).
If you are interested in attending, you can register by e-mailing your name and phone number to OIP’s Training Officer at DOJ.OIP.FOIA@usdoj.gov with the subject line “April Requester Roundtable Registration.” As space for this meeting is limited, registration is required to attend, and please remember that you will need a picture ID to enter the building. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact OIP’s Training Officer at (202) 514-3642.
We look forward to hearing your good ideas!