Office of Information Policy | OIP Announces Upcoming FOIA Training Dates

Today, the Office of Information Policy (OIP) announces new dates for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) training for April through July.  As part of its responsibility to encourage agency compliance with the FOIA, OIP offers numerous training opportunities throughout the year for agency FOIA professionals and individuals with FOIA responsibilities. 

These courses are designed to offer training opportunities for personnel from all stages of the FOIA workforce, from new hires to the experienced FOIA professionals or FOIA managers.  OIP will continue to offer virtual training sessions that will be taught in real-time by OIP instructors.  As we move into the Spring of Fiscal Year 2024, we are pleased to announce these virtual training courses, which are also listed on OIP’s Training page.

The courses and dates scheduled for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2024 are:

Introduction to the Freedom of Information Act
April 3, 2024

Processing a Request from Start to Finish
April 10, 2024

Procedural Requirements, and Fee and Fee Waivers Training
May 7, 2024

Litigation Training
May 21, 2024

Administrative Appeals, FOIA Compliance, and Customer Service Training
May 23, 2024

Exemption 1 and Exemption 7 Training
June 4, 2024

Exemption 4 and Exemption 5 Training
June 12, 2024

Privacy Considerations Training
July 9, 2024

Continuing FOIA Education Training
July 11, 2024

Training courses are open to all federal government employees.  Descriptions of each course are available on the Training page of OIP’s site.  Registration links are available for each course on the Key Dates page.  OIP manages all training registration through WebEx.  Please register by providing your name and email address at the WebEx link for the desired course.  Each attendee must register separately using their own government email address.  Once you are registered, you will be sent a confirmation email from WebEx.  Please note that these training sessions are open to government personnel and contractors only.  

OIP is also always available to provide individualized training sessions to any interested agency, which can be tailored to fit training needs.

For questions or more information regarding any of OIP’s training opportunities, please contact OIP’s Training Coordinator at [email protected].

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