Q: How can I request students to work in my nonprofit organization?
A: Nonprofit and NGO Studies at NIU is focused on nonprofit excellence and offers a major and certificate program in nonprofit and NGO studies. The center also acts as a resource for researchers and offers tools, training, and events for nonprofit leaders.
Q: How to obtain NGOs consultative status with ECOSOC?
A: The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is one of the six main organs of the United Nations.
Q: Where can I purchase radios?
A: Yes, PSCS is mandatory for municipalities and will replace the existing FleetNet services provided by Bell MTS. Telephone interconnect will be available for police, fire, and emergency medical services agencies.
Q: What will I receive in response to a FOIA request?
A: FOIA requests are a way for the public to request information from the government. The government is required to respond to these requests within a certain timeframe and to release any releasable information.
Q: Why doesn't Wikipedia have an article on my organization?
A: Don't write an article about your organization.
Q: What are some benefits of PSCS?
A: P25 is a standard for the design and manufacturing of interoperable digital two-way wireless communication products that is used by public safety professionals. PSCS is a service that uses a P25 network to provide reliable voice communications to support public safety and public service activities.
Q: Who will be the users of PSCS?
A: The Public Safety Communications System (PSCS) in Manitoba is a radio system that is specifically designed and operated for the public safety community. It is owned and maintained by Bell, and all handheld, base and vehicle radios, and accessories are purchased and owned by the PSE. The PSCS is centrally managed on behalf of PSEs by the Manitoba government.
Q: Who pays shipping cost for the radios/accessories to be repaired or replaced?
A: The PSE is responsible for the cost of shipping the radios/accessories to repair depot; Bell is responsible for the cost of shipping back to the PSE.
Q: Who handles FOIA requests?
A: Each federal agency has its own FOIA office.
Q: How long will it take before I get a response?
A: It depends on the complexity of the request and the agency's backlog. A simple request can be processed faster than a complex one. The agency's FOIA Requester Service Center can assist you with any questions about the status of your request.
CALIFORNIA PROP 65 WARNING & FOIA GUIDELINES.
Q: What are the rules for the use of Federal funding by faith-based organizations?
A: There is no guarantee that you will receive a grant if you apply, but you can improve your chances by following up with the program officer identified in the announcement and by getting feedback on your proposal. USAID has an evaluation policy that sets out standards and practices for evaluation. You can find the policy paper here. Faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for government grants on an equal footing with other similar non-governmental organizations.
Q: What is the FOIA?
A: The Freedom of Information Act is a law that allows citizens to request access to records from any federal agency. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.
Q: What is FOIA.gov?
A: FOIA.gov is the government’s central website for information on the FOIA. It provides a central resource for the public to understand the FOIA, to locate records that are already available online, and to make a request for information that is not yet publicly available. FOIA.gov also promotes agency accountability for the administration of the FOIA by graphically displaying the detailed statistics contained in Annual FOIA Reports, so that they can be compared by agency and over time.
Q: What can I ask for under the FOIA?
A: You can request any sort of record from any government agency.
Q: What about requirements for obtaining records on someone else?
A: If you are requesting information about another person, you will generally receive greater access by submitting authorization from that individual permitting the disclosure of the records to you, or by submitting proof that the individual is deceased.
Q: What is the Office of Government Information Services?
A: OGIS is a mediation service to help resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and agencies.
Q: What rules should I follow while editing?
A: Do not edit articles relating to your organization entirely.
MAKE A FOIA REQUEST?
Q: Who can make a FOIA request?
A: Anyone can make a FOIA request, regardless of citizenship.
Q: How do I make a FOIA request?
A: If the information you want is not publicly available, you can submit a FOIA request to the agency’s FOIA Office.
Q: Where do I send a FOIA request?
A: If you want to get a hold of some government files, you need to know which government agency to contact.
Q: How is a FOIA request processed?
A: The agency will search for records in response to your request and then review those records to determine which - and what parts of each - can be released. The agency will redact, or black out, any information protected from disclosure by one of the FOIA’s nine exemptions. The releasable records will then be sent to you.
Q: How much does it cost to make a FOIA request?
A: There is no initial fee, but there may be charges for the time it takes to search for records and duplicate them.
Q: How do I file an administrative appeal?
A: If you are not satisfied with an agency’s initial response to your request, you may file an administrative appeal. Before doing so, however, you may wish to contact the FOIA professional handling the request or the agency’s FOIA Public Liaison. The FOIA Public Liaison is there to explain the process to you, assist in reducing any delays, and help resolve any disputes.
RADIOS AND ACCESSORY ISSUES AND FOIA EXEMPTIONS?.
Q: What happens if there are issues with the newly issued/purchased radios and accessories (batteries, chargers, cases)?
A: The warranty on equipment follows the one (1) year manufacturer's warranty.
Q: What are FOIA exemptions?
A: The nine exemptions are:
1. Information that is classified to protect national security;
2. Information that is related to ongoing law enforcement investigations;
3. Information that could invade someone's privacy;
4. Information that is protected by executive privilege;
5. Information that is trade secrets or confidential commercial or financial information;
6. Information that is protected by certain statutes;
7. Information about the inner workings of the government;
8. Information that could endanger someone
Q: What are exclusions?
A: FOIA requests are not a way to get information about ongoing investigations, unconfirmed informants, or foreign intelligence.