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December 14, 2006



SUBJECT:  Notice - Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Improvement Plan

PROGRAMS: All Programs

1.  Purpose. To transmit a notice of a public forum on improving the quality and efficiency of the Department of Labor's administration of the Freedom of Information Act process.

2.  References. Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 236, December 8, 2006, pp. 71189-71190; Freedom of Information Act; Executive Order 13392; DOL FOIA Improvement Plan.

3.  Links. This Alert is in the Regional website Resource page at:

Link to the Federal Register attachment (.pdf)

4.  Public Forum.  A public forum will be held on December 18, 2006 at:

DOL Auditorium
Frances Perkins Building
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Av. NW
Washington, D.C. 20210

The forum is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to Noon EST.

5. Action. Program administrators are requested to share this Information Alert with appropriate staff and other agencies, and are invited to comment, on or before December 18, 2006 to:

Brad Mantel
Office of Legal Counsel
Office of the Solicitor
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Av. NW
Room N-2700
Washington, D.C. 20210
202.693.4964 (voice)
202.693.5774 (fax)

6. Contact. Questions and comments about the FOIA Improvement Plan may be directed to Brad Mantel on 202.693.4964. Questions or comments about the format of this Alert may be directed to Robert Rainault on 312.596.5416.

7. Expiration Date. December 18, 2006

8. Attachment. Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 236, December 8, 2006, pp. 71189-71190

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