Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)

Bylaws Working Group


  • Ginger McCall, Electronic Privacy Information Center

  • Melanie A. Pustay, Department of Justice

  • Larry Gottesman, Environmental Protection Agency

  • David S. Reed, Federal Communications Commission

Former Member

  • Miriam Nisbet, Office of Government Information Services (retired)


The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) directs Federal Advisory Committees to develop operating procedures to govern Advisory Committee activities and meetings and to specify the relationship among Advisory Committee members, the Committees' Designated Federal Officers (DFOs) and agency staff. Before the Committee's October 21, 2014 meeting, FOIA Advisory Committee draft bylaws were circulated among the Committee. During the October 21 meeting, Committee Chair Miriam Nisbet noted that additional discussion appeared necessary before voting on the bylaws. The Committee created a Working Group to meet, discuss and agree to bylaws language. On November 13, 2014, the Working Group convened at the Office of Government Information Services to draft bylaws. At the Committee's January 27, 2015 meeting, the Committee voted to adopt the bylaws drafted by the working group.

Working Group Documents

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Date Posted: Jan 23, 2015 | Date Updated: Jan 30, 2015 | Last Reviewed: Jan 30, 2015