DOJ OIP new FOIA training materials released March 2015

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

The FOIA training materials announced by DOJ OIP in March 2015 via an announcement posted to the DOJ OIP blog:

"An in-depth e-Learning training module specifically designed for FOIA professionals which addresses all the major procedural and substantive requirements of the law, as well as the importance of customer service;

A separate e-Learning training module for the everyday federal employee that provides a primer on the FOIA and highlights ways in which they can assist their agency in administering the law; and

An infographic that can serve as a resource on FOIA basics for all employees new to the federal workforce."

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

I furthermore request a fee waiver and media requester status on the basis of my work as a journalist who has covered FOIA, transparency and the Department of Justice extensively. Here is a selection of articles I have published on MuckRock as well as in national media outlets:

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/mar/03/us-marshals-service-conceal-key-details-millions-s/

https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/feb/27/while-dodging-direct-question-fbi-commits-obama-st/

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/08/big-brother-better-police-work-new-technology-automatically-runs-license-plates-everyone/1qoAoFfgp31UnXZT2CsFSK/story.html

www.betaboston.com/news/2014/03/05/a-vast-hidden-surveillance-network-runs-across-america-powered-by-the-repo-industry/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/05/nypd-social-media-policy-allows-catfishing-with-the-proper-paperwork.html

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2014/12/03/the-pentagon-finally-details-its-weapons-for-cops-giveaway

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/do-the-fbis-drones-invade-your-privacy-sorry-thats-private

https://news.vice.com/article/fbi-agent-who-killed-boston-bombing-suspects-friend-was-twice-accused-of-police-brutality

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Alvarez, Greg (OIP)

Mr. Musgrave,

Attached please find our final response letter to the above-referenced request. Note that a hard copy should be arriving in the mail with the CD-ROM referenced in the letter. Thank you.

Greg Alvarez
Senior Government Information Specialist
Office of Information Policy
Department of Justice
(202) 616-9712

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