Snail mail or can the online system appeals be directed to Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) in these cases?
If I use the appeal button with the following FOIA requests, it appears the appeal goes to the usual DOJ’s OIP, not the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), as the final response letters suggest. Is there a way to adjust that, or make sure the appeals go to the correct place, i.e. OGIS? Or does that appeal step have to go outside of your online system, i.e. by snail mail?
On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 9:56 PM, Omar Scott Antar email@example.com wrote: Dear Muckrock,
Thank you for your efforts. I would like to appeal a few of the no-responsive-documents responses I received, but I would like to provide a few pdf documents to bolster my appeals.
Would it be possible to add an option of attaching pdfs in the near future?
Also what do you think of appealing to Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)? In your experience is that useful?
The final letter doesn’t suggest that you can appeal with OGIS, just that they offer mediation services as an alternative to litigation. You can’t appeal an appeal, your option is to file a lawsuit.
thank you for your clarification. Can I use OGIS services electronically through the Muckrock system (including hopefully with an ability to include uploaded or attached pdfs), or must I use snail mail?
thank you very much. sincerely, omar scott antar
I’m not sure, to be honest. I’ve never actually heard of the OGIS service before, so I can’t help you there.