former FOIA Manager January 1997 to January 2003Air Force Office of Special Investigations
Andr － Camp Springs, Maryland
Hours per week: 40 Series: 0301 Pay Plan: GS Grade: 14 Chief, Information Services Division (This was a federal job) Supervisor: Robert Renko (5713058672) Okay to contact this Supervisor: Yes I have 23 years of experience processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) requests for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), which is a Department of Defense law enforcement agency.
I have a thorough working understanding of the application of FOIA exemptions b2, b5, b6, b7C, and b7D based on frequent experience applying those exemptions to complex records.
As an Information Release Specialist, I reviewed, analyzed and made recommendations on release/denial of sensitive intelligence, counterintelligence, security and personal privacy information requested under the provisions of the Freedom of Information/Privacy (FOIA/PA).
I referred classified documents and AFOSI case files to AFOSI's mandatory declassification office to determine if continued security classification.
October 1997 to October 2003Air Force Office of Special Investigations － Andrews AFB, MD
Hours per week: 40 Pay Plan: GS Grade: 13 Chief, Information Release Division (This was a federal job) Managed the AFOSI FOIA/PA and Information Release Programs and the AFOSI File Repository Developed and implementing agency-level FOIA/PA compliance and program oversight.
Implemented policies and programs required by law for public access to information under the FOIA/PA Act.
Oversaw processing, and monitoring FOIA/PA requests to ensure they were handled in a timely manner.
Final approval/denial authority for completed work product of six FOIA specialists who processed FOIA requests/releases in strict accordance with federal statute and DoD/Air Force directives Personally provided close supervision and reiteration of guidance interpretation due to the complexity of the work.
Kept abreast of the status of recent FOIA/PA developments.
Ensured new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) specialists received formal FOIA training soon after joining the staff.
All FOIA professional.
Additional Information: Time Off Awards 2002,2003,2004,2010, 2011, 2012 Annual Performance Award Jun-1999, 98, 96, 95 2004, 2005, 2006, 20011, 2012 Meritorious Civilian Service Award, July 2004, December 2012 Quality Grade Step Increase June 2004 Performance Award 2001, Civilian of the Quarter Award Notable Achievement Award Sept 1995