Freedom of Information Act Requests

Expedite the Fulfillment of FOIA Requests.

Agencies can now turn requests for public documents around quicker than ever.

Challenge

Many moving parts are involved in responding to citizens’ demands for government files, and every agency processes these transactions differently. FOIA requests potentially require the coordination of several employees across multiple departments in a complicated decision-making process that gets very messy when it is conducted manually.  

Solution

  • Customizable form fields can account for numerous document and file types (e.g., licenses, registrations, citations, case numbers, legislation, videos, emails, maps, plans, audio recordings, paper memos) 
  • Applications can accommodate tiered pricing, proportionate deposits, and hardship discounts and automatically calculate fees by labor and material (DVDs, CDs, mailers, etc.) costs 
  • Automated workflows can be adapted to your processes—no need to change the way you facilitate applications to fit another vendor’s software 
  • Applications are automatically routed across departments in the appropriate order for review and fulfillment, with clear escalation paths 
  • Agencies can track the status of each request, and identify pending reviewers, in a central dashboard 

Simpligov in Action

The SimpliGov FOIA solution contains all the tools necessary for facilitating an efficient digital automated process: 

  • Intuitive digital forms with customizable fields  
  • Automated configurable workflow that can accommodate multiple internal and external stakeholders 
  • Integrations with existing ERP, redaction software, and other internal systems 
  • Ability to pose questions and assign additional duties to others through the SimpliGov system, while recording and archiving that communication 
  • User-friendly portal for supporting documentation 
  • Automatic ranking of requests in the queue by due date and priority 
  • Dashboard for reporting and tracking of process status, tasks, and documents 
  • Audit trails with autogenerated documents and compliance 
  • Integrated eSignature—allows for multiple reviews and signatures on any single document 
  • Built-in compliance with government regulations  

Benefits

  • Full transparency brought to one of the most important aspects of democratic government 
  • Better citizen service 
  • Increased efficiency—more requests are processed in significantly less time 
  • Drastic reduction in errors and lost requests through the elimination of manual processes 
  • Higher level of government accountability  

Ready to begin?

Automating your processes need not be a daunting task. Contact us and we will show you how SimpliGov can help you achieve your goals in record time.

Ready to begin?

Automating your processes need not be a daunting task. Contact us and we will show you how SimpliGov can help you achieve your goals in record time.

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