ACUS has released its newest Information Interchange Bulletin: Freedom of Information Act Basics.
The Bulletin provides a high-level overview of FOIA’s basic structure. It explains FOIA’s proactive disclosure requirements, the process by which members of the public can request access to agency records, and categories of information that are exempted from FOIA disclosure.
For more detailed information about FOIA, check out the Federal Administrative Procedure Sourcebook—a continuously updated online compilation of the key legal sources governing nearly every aspect of administrative procedure. The Sourcebook is a joint publication of ACUS and the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Process.
ACUS’s Office of the Chairman releases new Information Interchange Bulletins on an ongoing basis. Recent Bulletins have covered agency appellate systems, recordkeeping in informal rulemaking, incorporation by reference, and agency bid protests.
All past and future Bulletins are available on our dedicated Information Interchange Bulletin webpage.