There is no need for the institution to prepare a fee estimate between $25 and $100 until it has completed the work involved in processing the FOI request.
When an institution expects that it will be issuing both a fee deposit request as well as a time extension for the same FOI request, how should it proceed? Should the institution issue the time extension first, the fee deposit request first, or should it issue them both in the same letter?
Institutions in Ontario have the option of “splitting up” a request, that is, deeming that a request with multiple parts is actually a number of separate, smaller requests, all received on the same day.
In today’s article, I want to provide an introduction to the FOI appeal process from the perspective of the institution. My main goal is to build the confidence of the many FOI professionals in Ontario who have seldom or never faced an appeal.
I am very pleased to announce that I have now updated the poster and have ordered additional poster-sized printed copies after giving out all of the original printed copies to readers of the FOI Assist Knowledge Base.