Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts (PMGT7000)

Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts

Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts


Learn how to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) requests. Become skilled at proper release of records to the public while safeguarding necessary information.

Who Should Attend?

Federal employees who are involved with requests associated with the Freedom of Information Act or Privacy Act.




1.8 CEU's

Class Type:

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

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

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Module 1

  • The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Module 2

  • The Privacy Act


  • Governmentwide System of Records OPM/GOVT-1

Supplemental Information Provided in Reference Guide

  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Guide
  • Overview of the Privacy Act of 1974

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