Sunshine Week is a moment to recognize one of the hallmarks of good government: an institution’s openness and transparency with respect to the work we perform and how we perform it. This fundamental principle speaks to any organization’s integrity and helps build trust between our government and the communities we serve.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
In this episode of “S1-on-1” our leaders discuss the Department’s accomplishment in significantly reducing FOIA backlog, Black History Month, why representation matters, and how DHS is protecting privacy in our daily lives while executing the mission of the Department.
Department of Homeland Security instruction on the non-disclosure of information protected under 8 U.S.C. Section 1367. This section protects any information relating to non-citizens, and their beneficiaries, who are seeking or have been approved for immigrant status as (1) battered spouses, children and parents under provisions of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); (2) victims of a severe form of human trafficking who generally are cooperating with law enforcement authorities; or (3) victims who have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse and are cooperating with law enforcement authorities.
This directive establishes FPS policy for applying security force countermeasures to mitigate prohibited item entry at Federal properties. It applies to all facilities or properties under the control of the General Services Administration (GSA) and any facilities or properties owned, leased, or occupied by any Federal-agency contracting with FPS to provide security service.
This Instruction provides guidance on the case-by-case analysis of the application of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) exemptions to withhold Department employee personally identifiable information.