The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, expresses important policies with respect to the availability to the public of records of Federal agencies. To achieve free access to and prompt production of identifiable government records in accordance with the terms and policies of the Act, each agency should conform to the statutory policy encouraging...
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (Recommendations)
- Recommendation number: 71-2
- Adopted on: May 7, 1971
- Tags: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The Parallel Table of Statutory Authorities and Rules (2 CFR ch. I) should be an accurate and complete listing of United States Code provisions cited as rulemaking authority in executive agency documents which prescribe general and permanent rules. The present Parallel Table is deficient. Agencies have not given sufficient time and attention to citing proper authorities and...
The manual at present falls short of its goal because the narrative text submitted by some of the agencies is outdated, unrevealing, cumbersome, or otherwise deficient. The text should be rewritten at a high level of competence.
1. Each agency covered by 5 U.S.C. 552 should assign the writing of material for the “U.S. Government...