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Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts


August 26 - 28, 2014
08:30 - 16:00, Tue-Thu
Instructor: Huff RichardWashington, DC$995
September 3 - 5, 2014
08:30 - 16:00, Wed-Fri
Instructor: Brown MontieSan Antonio, TX$995
September 10 - 12, 2014
08:30 - 16:00, Wed-Fri
Instructor: Huff RichardWashington, DC$995

September 24 - 26, 2014
08:30 - 16:00, Wed-Fri
Instructor: Huff RichardAtlanta, GA$995

November 12 - 14, 2014
08:30 - 16:00, Wed-Fri

Washington, DC$995

January 5 - 7, 2015
08:30 - 16:00, Mon-Wed

Washington, DC$995

March 11 - 13, 2015
08:30 - 16:00, Wed-Fri

San Antonio, TX$995

March 31 - April 2, 2015
08:30 - 16:00, Tue-Thu

Washington, DC$995

April 7 - 9, 2015
08:30 - 16:00, Tue-Thu

Denver, CO$995

May 18 - 20, 2015
08:30 - 16:00, Mon-Wed

Washington, DC$995

June 2 - 4, 2015
08:30 - 16:00, Tue-Thu

Las Vegas, NV$995

July 14 - 16, 2015
08:30 - 16:00, Tue-Thu

Atlanta, GA$995

July 15 - 17, 2015
08:30 - 16:00, Wed-Fri

Washington, DC$995

August 11 - 13, 2015
08:30 - 16:00, Tue-Thu

San Diego, CA$995

August 25 - 27, 2015
08:30 - 16:00, Tue-Thu

Washington, DC$995

September 9 - 11, 2015
08:30 - 16:00, Wed-Fri

Washington, DC$995

September 15 - 17, 2015
08:30 - 16:00, Tue-Thu

San Francisco, CA$995

September 21 - 23, 2015
08:30 - 16:00, Mon-Wed

Washington, DC$995

Overview:
Learn how to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) requests. Become skilled at properly releasing records to the public while safeguarding necessary information.
Who Should Attend?
All personnel who are involved with requests associated with the Freedom of Information Act or Privacy Act.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Advise managers on which records can remain undisclosed
  • Respond fairly to the public's right to know
  • Keep personal information private
  • Keep proprietary corporate information private
  • Sanitize information to make records releasable
  • Know where to get advice on cases too close to call
  • Observe procedural requirements (tracking, denial letters, etc.)
  • Determine when and how to charge fees for FOIA and PA records
  • Outline:
    Syllabus -- Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Workshop, PMGT7000D, Grad. School, USDA

    Day one of three

    • Freedom of Information
      • Reading room records
      • Automatic disclosure
      • Disclosure upon receipt of request
      • Public inspection
      • Copying records
    • Elements of a FOIA Request
      • Reasonable description of record
      • Following agency regulations
      • Written requests
      • Financial liability
    • Procedural Guidance
      • Identifying and locating records
      • Reviewing records
      • Preparing records for disclosure/nondisclosure
      • Segregating records
    • Exemptions
      • Exemption 1 - Dealing with classified records
      • Exemption 2 - Internal policies and practices
      • Exemption 3 - Exemptions by statute
      • Exemption 4 - Commercial or financial information
      • Exemption 5 - Inter or Intra agency memoranda
      • Exemption 6 - Personal privacy protection

    Day two of three

    • Federal Employee Information Available to the Public
      • Exemption 6 - Personal privacy protection
      • Exemption 7 - Law-enforcement records
      • Exemption 6/7 exercises
      • FOIA workshop on exemptions and provisions
      • FOIA amendments and checklist
      • FOIA fee worksheet
      • FOIA updates
    • Day three of three
    • Privacy Act
      • Administration of the Privacy Act of 1974
      • FOIA and the Privacy Act Comparison Chart
      • Collecting information
      • Safeguarding information
      • Conditions of disclosure
      • Judicial review
      • Special treatment of medical records
      • Miscellaneous points regarding Privacy Act access
      • Exemptions from Privacy Act access


    Course Details
    CODE:  PMGT7000D
    TYPE:  Classroom-Day
    LENGTH:  3 Day(s)
    CREDIT:  1.8 CEU
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