OpEd – Huge portion of FOIA Officers in Illinois ignored mandated training, certification

Recent requests to see the FOIA officer training and certifications at the 34 state agencies listed on the Attorney general’s website: 60% were not current and violating mandatory state law.

Health can family Services have two officers and both were out-of-compliance with the law for four years. State FOIA officers decide what information can be released or withheld under open records law. But, the officers themselves were violating the Act. They were not trained or certified and thus not qualified. Continue>>>