This survey is being sent on behalf of the members of Federal FOIA Advisory Committee for the purposes of informing their understanding of the challenges faced by FOIA requesters.

Your participation is voluntary. If you choose to take part now, you may change your mind and withdraw at any point in the survey. You may also choose to skip any questions that you do not wish to answer.

No personal information is collected as part of this survey.  No information that can identify you will appear in any professional presentation or publication.  

If you have any questions about this survey, you can contact Kevin M. Goldberg at email: goldberg@fhhlaw.com, phone: 703-812-0462.

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* 1. What research do you perform before submitting an FOIA request (e.g. checking FOIA logs or agency website, calling FOIA Officer, Google search, etc).

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* 2. How receptive are you to narrowing your FOIA request to get a faster response?

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* 3. What are your strategies for encouraging an agency response without appeal or litigation?

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* 4. What are your biggest questions about the FOIA process?

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* 5. What are your primary motivations for litigating a FOIA request?

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* 6. In what ways do you think the agencies you generally work with could improve their FOIA process?

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* 7. In what ways do you think requesters could improve their approach to the FOIA process?

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* 8. If you had a magic wand to “fix FOIA” what would you do with it?

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* 9. What rate of processing (number of records or pages per month) do you consider reasonable?

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* 10. Would information regarding an office’s available resources/FOIA queues encourage you to either forego appeals/litigation in favor of narrowing a request?

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* 11. Are you a member of the media?

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* 12. On average, what number of requests do you file per month?

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