As Connecticut works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Freedom of Information Commission has begun returning to the Commission’s office on a limited basis.  However, the building continues to be closed to the general public.  During this time of reopening, a limited number of staff will work at the Commission’s office while others will continue to telework.   The Commission resumed its schedule of Regular Meetings on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  Commission meetings will be conducted via telephone and teleconference until such time as restrictions allow a public meeting to be held at the Commission's offices.  Instructions for real-time public access to the Commission’s meetings will be published and included with each meeting agenda.   Additionally, a recording of each meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website.  At this time, there are no Contested Case Hearings scheduled through August 14, 2020.   The Commission continues to accept appeals and engage in its ombudsman program.

35th Anniversary Celebration and Dinner
Attorney Daniel Klau welcomes attendees during the dinner celebrating the 35th anniversary of the FOIA, on November 18, 2010, in New Haven.
Attorney Daniel Klau welcomes attendees during the dinner celebrating the 35th anniversary of the FOIA, on November 18, 2010, in New Haven.
Former FOIC Chairman Attorney Andrew O’Keefe offers remarks during the dinner celebrating the 35th anniversary of the FOIA, on November 18, 2010, in New Haven.
Former FOIC Chairman Attorney Andrew O’Keefe offers remarks during the dinner celebrating the 35th anniversary of the FOIA, on November 18, 2010, in New Haven.
Executive Director and General Counsel Colleen Murphy reflects on the FOIA’s history during the dinner celebrating the 35th anniversary of the FOIA, on November 18, 2010, in New Haven.
Executive Director and General Counsel Colleen Murphy reflects on the FOIA’s history during the dinner celebrating the 35th anniversary of the FOIA, on November 18, 2010, in New Haven.
Author and journalist Bob Woodward is honored as the recipient of the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award, during the dinner celebrating the 35th anniversary of the FOIA, on November 18, 2010, in New Haven.
Author and journalist Bob Woodward is honored as the recipient of the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award, during the dinner celebrating the 35th anniversary of the FOIA, on November 18, 2010, in New Haven.
(l-r) Attorneys Aaron Bayer and Daniel Klau present the Walter Cronkite Award to author and journalist Bob Woodward, during the dinner celebrating the 35th anniversary of the FOIA, on November 18, 2010, in New Haven.
(l-r) Attorneys Aaron Bayer and Daniel Klau present the Walter Cronkite Award to author and journalist Bob Woodward, during the dinner celebrating the 35th anniversary of the FOIA, on November 18, 2010, in New Haven.
Panel discussion on “Watergate, Open Government and Investigative Journalism” at Yale Law School on November 18, 2010.  L to R:  Attorney Aaron Bayer (moderator), author and journalist Bob Woodward, FOIC’s Colleen Murphy, Lucy Dalglish, Executive Director of the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press, and Michael Regan, Editor of CTMirror.org.
Panel discussion on “Watergate, Open Government and Investigative Journalism” at Yale Law School on November 18, 2010.  L to R:  Attorney Aaron Bayer (moderator), author and journalist Bob Woodward, FOIC’s Colleen Murphy, Lucy Dalglish, Executive Director of the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press, and Michael Regan, Editor of CTMirror.org.