March 2019 – Kelly Sears has been engaged to conduct an organizational review of the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Secretariat at Department of Canadian Heritage. Across the federal government ATIP units face an ever increasing workload. The Office of the Information Commissioner monitors the performance of federal departments and agencies in responding to ATIP requests. This review will propose an organizational structure which will enable staff to meet the requirements of the legislation and propose business processes and tools to help the Secretariat meet the legislated deadlines.