Dispute Resolution Training for Agencies

Are you looking for a unique training opportunity for your agency’s FOIA staff, one that will improve communications within your FOIA program and with FOIA requesters? If so, now is a great time to schedule 2019 Dispute Resolution Training for FOIA Professionals for your agency. OGIS offers our training program twice yearly to any interested … Continue reading Dispute Resolution Training for Agencies

Mark Your Calendars

Are you thinking ahead to Sunshine Week 2019 and wondering what OGIS has planned? Wonder no more—OGIS’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 calendar of activities is now available. The calendar provides a snapshot of the year ahead for OGIS, including public meetings, the release of issue assessments, and training opportunities. Speaking of training opportunities, now is … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars

Reserve a Seat for the Upcoming Dispute Resolution Skills Training Session

Calling all FOIA professionals! Registration is now open for the November 2nd session of our popular training, “Dispute Resolution Skills for FOIA Professionals,” which will be held at the OGIS offices in downtown Washington, DC. This free, daylong training session helps FOIA professionals develop valuable communication skills for preventing and resolving FOIA disputes. Attendees also … Continue reading Reserve a Seat for the Upcoming Dispute Resolution Skills Training Session

Time to Register for Our May 8th Dispute Resolution Skills Training Session!

Registration is now open for our May 8 Dispute Resolution Skills for FOIA Professionals training session. Space is limited and seats fill up fast, so make sure you act now to reserve your spot for this free training! We ask that you register with your government email address and tell us your agency—we want to … Continue reading Time to Register for Our May 8th Dispute Resolution Skills Training Session!

Outbreak of Interesting FOIA Discussions Reported at CDC Atlanta HQ

On Wednesday, March 28, OGIS’s Mediation Team Lead Carrie McGuire facilitated a FOIA forum at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. This special event brought together FOIA processors, FOIA coordinators, appeals staff and others from across the federal government to discuss FOIA issues of special interest. For years, OGIS has … Continue reading Outbreak of Interesting FOIA Discussions Reported at CDC Atlanta HQ

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 issue assessments and our popular Dispute Resolution Skills for FOIA Professionals training sessions. The calendar … Continue reading OGIS Publishes Fiscal Year 2018 Activities Calendar

Grab Your Seat for Our November 16 Dispute Resolution Skills Training Session!

Registration is now open for our November 16 Dispute Resolution Skills for FOIA Professionals training session. Space is limited and seats fill up fast, so make sure you act now to reserve your spot for this free training! This training is intended to teach FOIA professionals practical communication skills to help them understand and resolve … Continue reading Grab Your Seat for Our November 16 Dispute Resolution Skills Training Session!

OGIS Visits U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) FOIA program in Lee’s Summit, Missouri invited several members of the OGIS staff to visit their facility this week to provide their FOIA staff with training and to facilitate an agency FOIA compliance assessment. OGIS’s training sessions are intended to teach FOIA professionals practical communication skills to … Continue reading OGIS Visits U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Register Now for Dispute Resolution Training for FOIA Professionals on April 18th

Did you know that dispute resolution skills can help you improve communication with not just FOIA requesters, but also with your agency colleagues, and even your friends and family? Register today for our April 18th Dispute Resolution Skills for FOIA Professionals training session, where you can get hands-on experience with these valuable tools. This training … Continue reading Register Now for Dispute Resolution Training for FOIA Professionals on April 18th

OGIS Releases its Fiscal Year 2016 Report

In his welcoming remarks at Monday’s  Sunshine Week celebration at the National Archives (video), the Archivist of the United States noted the substantial effort our agency has put towards improving open government over the last few years, and noted that there is – of course – a lot of work left to do. Our newly-released … Continue reading OGIS Releases its Fiscal Year 2016 Report