Closed to the public


Oh, how I love irony! Good thing, because those of us who work with public records sure do run into it a lot.

I don’t know what you are doing on this fine Sunday afternoon, but if you are in a windowless cubical like me maybe you could use a laugh to keep you from going batty

So, for hilarity’s sake, here’s an e-mail I got today regarding a federal open records meeting. Click on the jump to read it.

—– Original Message —–
From: “Michael Ravnitzky” <mikerav@VERIZON.NET>
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2009 11:02 AM
Subject: [IRE-L] Government Conference on Openness Closed to the Public

> The following Government Conference on Openness and Transparency is CLOSED
> to members of the public and the press:
> Upcoming Conference Providing Guidance on President Obama¹s and Attorney
> General Holder’s Memoranda on the Freedom of Information Act
> On March 26, 2009, the Office of Information Policy (OIP), Department of
> Justice, will host a governmentwide training conference to discuss
> President
> Obama¹s and Attorney General Holder¹s Memoranda which establish a new era
> of
> open government.
> The details for this event are listed below:
> When:     March 26, 2009
> Where:     Department of Commerce¹s Auditorium
> 14th and Constitution Avenue NW (main entrance on 14th Street)
> Time:     10:00 – 12:00 noon
> Who should attend:     Agency Chief FOIA Officers, Agency Principal FOIA
> Contacts and FOIA Public Liaisons
> No pre-registration is required. However, you must present your Government
> ID to attend the training. Questions regarding the conference may be
> directed to OIP¹s Training Officer, Bertina Adams Cleveland, at (202)
> 514-1010. (posted 3/20/2009)
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