FOIA

NARA: Shutdown Delayed FOIA Request Processing

Statute doesn't actually allow extensions due to government shutdown or even inclement weather

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Freedom of Information Act processing at many agencies has been delayed because the majority of FOIA professionals were furloughed as non-excepted employees during the government's 16 day shutdown.

Unfortunately, the FOIA statute does not address government shutdowns, writes Kristen Mitchell, a facilitator at the National Archives and Records Administration's office of government information services, in an Oct. 24 blog post.