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OGIS Reports and Recommendations

The Office of Government Information Services reports to the President, Congress, and the public on the activities and accomplishments of the organization. OGIS regularly solicits and suggests improvements to FOIA through best practices documents, in the course of facilitating resolutions to FOIA disputes, in our Dispute Resolution Skills Training for FOIA Professionals program, in posts on our blog, at requester and agency roundtable meetings, and through review of agency FOIA regulations.


OGIS Recommendations to Improve the FOIA Process, 2012 - 2014

OGIS Letter to the President with Recommendations for Improving the Freedom of Information Act, March 10, 2014


OGIS Policy Recommendations for Improving Freedom of Information Act Procedures, March 13, 2013


The National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) completed an audit of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) in September of 2012. Thereport details their findings and recommendations.


OGIS Policy Recommendations for Improving Freedom of Information Act Procedures and the Administration of the Office of Government Information Services, April 24, 2012 PDF

OGIS Suggestions for Improving FOIA, March 2012PDF


Building a Bridge Between FOIA Requesters and Federal Agencies - March 2014


Building a Bridge Between FOIA Requesters and Federal Agencies - March 2013

Building a Bridge Cover 2013 


    Building a Bridge Between FOIA Requesters and Federal Agencies - March 2012

    2012 Report Cover   


    Building Bridges Between FOIA Requesters and Federal Agencies - March 2011


    OGIS FY 2011 Mid-Year ReviewPDF

    - October through March 2011

    OGIS Snapshot FY 2011PDF

    - October through January 2011

    OGIS First Year in Review
    - September 2010

    For more information regarding the reports and/or recommendations, or to suggest improvements to FOIA, please contact us.

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