Freedom of Information Act Training Schedule August and September 2022

Freedom of Information Act Training Schedule (1 Hour Each)

 

August 24, 2022 at 1:00PM – "Effectively Managing the FOIA Process" facilitated by Director Niquelle Allen. This webinar covers the lifecycle of responding to a FOIA request from receiving the request to processing and responding to the request. This course provides comprehensive instruction on how to perform your duties as a FOIA Officer.

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August 31, 2022 at 1:00PM – "Your Obligations when Searching Electronic Records" facilitated by Attorney Nicholas Weil. This webinar provides instruction on the requirements for processing FOIA requests for electronic records. The session's topics include requirements for agency responses, and affirmative (no-request) posting requirements.

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September 13, 2022 at 1:00PM - "Categories of FOIA Requesters, Fees, and Acknowledgement and Denial Letters" facilitated by Attorney Sheree Deberry. This webinar covers FOIA fees and the categories of FOIA requesters who are eligible for fee waivers. The course also instructs on response/communication procedures, including acknowledgement letters and denials.

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September 20, 2022 at 1:00PM - "Commonly Used FOIA Exemptions" facilitated by Director Niquelle Allen and Attorney Sheree DeBerry. This webinar covers the most commonly used FOIA exemptions based on the District's annual FOIA report. This course will also provide instruction on how to properly use these FOIA exemptions, which includes responses and redactions.

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September 27, 2022 at 1:00PM – "Nuts and Bolts of FOIA" facilitated by Chief Counsel Johnnie Barton. This webinar covers the basics of D.C. FOIA law and regulations and provides helpful instruction for performing FOIA Officer duties. 

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