2023 Annual Open Meeting of the Federal FOIA Ombudsman

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2023 Annual Open Meeting of the Federal FOIA Ombudsman

The Office of Government Information Services hosts its Annual Open Meeting in accordance with the FOIA statute.

By Office of Government Information Services

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, June 13 · 7 - 8am PDT



About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

This virtual meeting is open to the public. The federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Ombudsman's office, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), will host its annual public meeting in accordance with the FOIA statute. You will hear about OGIS’s activities, reviews, and reports. Interested persons may present oral and written statements during the meeting. If you wish to make oral statements, you must register to attend via Webex.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 13, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

WHERE: Webcast online

MEETING MATERIALS: Will be available at: https://www.archives.gov/ogis/outreach-events/annual-open-meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: The public is invited to present oral or written statements at the meeting in accordance with 5 U.S.C.§(h)(6). You must participate in the meeting via Webex to offer oral comments during the public comment period of the meeting

Public comments will be limited to three minutes per individual. You may submit written comments in advance via the OGIS comments portal: https://www.archives.gov/ogis/public-comments. For information on submitting public comments, visit: https://www.archives.gov/ogis/about/public-comments-policy. Please note that we will not answer questions about specific OGIS cases.

HOW TO ATTEND: Members of the public are welcome to:

1. Watch the livestream on the National Archives’ YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/usnationalarchives


2. Attend the meeting virtually through Webex.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO ATTEND VIA WEBEX: There is a two-step registration process to virtually attend this meeting.

Step 1: You must register by 11:59 PM (ET) on Sunday, June 11, 2023.

Step 2: Registrants will receive a message from OGIS that provides access information.

QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION: If you have difficulty registering for this event via Eventbrite, we suggest that you:

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  • Email ogisopenmeeting@nara.gov requesting that we register you for the event if you are unable to or prefer not to register online.

About the organizer

The National Archives and Records Administration's Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Ombudsman and serves as a resource for all. We help resolve FOIA disputes between Federal agencies and requesters; review FOIA policies, procedures and compliance; and identify ways to improve compliance.

Office of Government Information Services 
National Archives and Records Administration 
Phone (Main): 202-741-5770 
Phone (Main Toll-Free): 1-877-684-6448 
Website: www.archives.gov/ogis 
Blog: https://foia.blogs.archives.gov/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/foia_ombuds