An Introduction to “In the Door, Out the Door”: A New Resource to Assist in Processing Access to Information Requests

March 18, 2020 - Jennifer Squires, Access and Privacy Consultant, Access and Privacy Branch, Ministry of Justice

The Access and Privacy Branch, Ministry of Justice, has been hard at work developing a new online training tool to help anyone who processes access requests under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This new training module follows the path of an access request from beginning to end- from “In the Door” to “Out the Door” and everything else in between!

The Access and Privacy Branch often receives inquiries from government institutions or local authorities who are in need of assistance with processing some aspect of an access request- whether it is an employee who may not routinely deal with responding to requests, or an inquiry from a rural municipality who may not be experienced with reading and interpreting privacy legislation. “In the Door, Out the Door” aims to provide step by step, user-friendly guidance to help you get through it.

This new training tool also provides links to additional resources and guidance, including templates for model letters and responses. Drafting these letters can often be a source of stress for institutions that do not routinely deal with this type of correspondence. “In the Door, Out the Door” is meant to be used as a reference tool where participants can refer to one specific portion of the guide based on their individual needs, or can be read from beginning to end to learn about the entire process as a whole. It can be started and stopped at any time!

To check out this new training course, please visit Saskatchewan.ca using the following link (found under #2. Types of Training):

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/training-and-workshops/access-and-privacy-training-course-for-saskatchewan-executive-government

 

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