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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services FOIA Compliance Assessment Report Now Available

Earlier this week we published our FOIA compliance assessment report of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). OGIS has now published assessments of seven (7) component agencies of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – including the three FOIA programs … Continue reading

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Sunshine Week 2018 at the National Archives

    Tentative Agenda* Monday, March 12, 2018 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm William G. McGowan Theater     Register to attend via EventBrite 1:00: Welcome by the Archivist of the United States 1:10: Championing the Public’s Right to Know … Continue reading

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Updated: Sunshine Week Celebrations across the Federal Government

We are looking forward to announcing details about our March 12th Sunshine Week celebration soon! While we put some finishing touches on our afternoon agenda, we wanted to go ahead and let you know about a couple of other Sunshine … Continue reading

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OGIS Releases FOIA Compliance Self-Assessment Survey Results

We are excited to announce the release of our analysis and observations of FOIA compliance issues based on the responses to FOIA questions included in the 2016 Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA). The RMSA is a sophisticated agency self-assessment program developed … Continue reading

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Responds to FOIA Compliance Report

On January 19, 2018 we received a formal response from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to our August 2017 CFPB FOIA Compliance Assessment. Like other agencies that have participated in our agency assessment program, CFPB volunteered to go through … Continue reading

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Advisory Committee Puts Forward Unanimous Recommendations to Improve FOIA

On January 16, 2018 the FOIA Advisory Committee voted unanimously* in support of several recommendations to improve the administration of FOIA. Members of the three Subcommittees – Proactive Disclosure, Efficiency and Resources, and Searches – spent a little over a … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars for Sunshine Week 2018 at the National Archives

As most of the United States digs out and warms up from the latest blast of wintery weather, we at OGIS are happy to share the news that we are busy planning for Sunshine Week 2018! Sunshine Week is an … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars for the January 16, 2018 FOIA Advisory Committee Meeting

Registration is now open for the January 16, 2018 meeting of the FOIA Advisory Committee! The meeting is scheduled to run from 10 am to 1 pm in the William G. McGowan Theater. As we have shared with you all … Continue reading

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DOJ Releases FOIA Website Guidance 2.0

The Department of Justice Office of Information Policy (OIP) recently issued updated guidance for agency FOIA webpages. The guidance provides helpful recommendations for agencies to ensure that requesters can find useful resources and information. OIP’s guidance suggests that agencies ensure … Continue reading

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OGIS Publishes Fiscal Year 2018 Activities Calendar

Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 is shaping up to be another busy year at OGIS! This week we are happy to announce the release of our FY 2018 Activities Calendar. The calendar shows our tentative schedule for upcoming agency compliance and … Continue reading

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