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Each public authority may have to outline the functions of its staff in the processing of an FOI request. This page contains an internal policy template for FOI and FOI Guidelines issued by the FOI Unit.

This page contains an internal policy template for FOI and FOI Guidelines issued by the FOI Unit. The Guidelines on Human Resources, Commercially Sensitive Information and Disabilities are draft documents currently in the process of consultation.

Internal Policy Template

FOI Guidelines - Commercially Sensitive Information

FOI Guidelines - Disabilities

FOI Guidelines - Human Resources

Guidance to Chief Officers/Principal Officers

Chief Officers and Principal Officers play a key role in ensuring successful implementation. In order to effectively respond to requests for information new processes need to be implemented within each public authority. The following tables give an overview of the activities required to both manage individual requests and to maintain accurate records. The FOI Unit has also prepared a reporting template for weekly or monthly reporting of Information Managers to Chief Officers.

Chief Officers Briefing - November 2008
Agenda
Chief Secretary's Welcome Message
19th November 2008
Chief Officers Briefing - January 2008
Carole Excell
Chief Officers Briefing - October 2007
Agenda
Chief Officers Briefing - September 2007
Carole Excell & Mike Johnston
Chief Officers Briefing - September 2007
Laura Neuman
Chief Officers Briefing - September 2007
Jan Liebaers

Chief Officer Presentations

Internal Review under the FOI Law 2007

Template for Reporting to Chief Officers