What’s New

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted on Dec 31, 2014 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices thanks all open government advocates and agencies and wishes you a new year filled with joy, good health, and lots of Sunshine!  Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!    

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UIPA LOG ERRORS

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has delayed completing its summary of FY 2014 annual results of the UIPA Record Request Log in order to give agencies the opportunity to correct obvious mistakes in how they are entering data in their Logs.  OIP has been reviewing each agency’s Log and informing the departments of ...
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FOUR NEW INFORMAL OPINIONS

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 in Featured, What's New

Since the start of FY 2015 in July, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has issued two new formal opinions and four informal opinions.  While the two formal opinions were previously described in the November 26, 2014 What’s New article, the four informal opinions are summarized below.  Summaries of all informal opinions and the ...
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OIP’s 2014 ANNUAL REPORT

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices has posted on oip.hawaii.gov its Annual Report for FY 2014.  While the attached report is based on OIP’s performance through the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2014, the summaries of court cases monitored by OIP during the year were updated to be as timely as possible and ...
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The first appeal from a decision by the state Office of Information Practices (OIP), using the appeal process added to the law in 2012, was filed by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Board of Trustees (OHA).  The complaint to initiate a special proceeding was filed in the Circuit Court of the First Circuit on December 5, ...
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TWO NEW FORMAL OPINIONS

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices has issued two new formal opinions in FY 2014 to date, which are posted on its website and are summarized as follows. In OIP Opinion Letter No. F15-01, OIP concluded that the toxicology reports of deceased motorists are required to be disclosed upon request, as no exception to disclosure ...
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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to report 100% participation by all entities that were asked to use the UIPA Record Request Log for FY 2014.  MAHALO to the Governor’s Office, the Lt. Governor’s Office, all 17 State Departments, the Judiciary, the University of Hawaii, and the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization for posting ...
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The Office of Information Practices (OIP) is inviting the public to be part of the State’s open data effort and improve people’s access to government records.  OIP’s Record Request Log has already begun providing valuable insight into how well state agencies are complying with the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) and OIP has created a ...
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OIP UPDATES STATUTES

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices has updated the statutes on its website to reflect the most recent changes following the 2014 legislative session. The Uniform Information Practices Act, chapter 92, HRS, and the Sunshine Law, part I of chapter 92, HRS, can be found at http://oip.hawaii.gov/laws-rules-opinions/. OIP is in the process of updating the ...
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TWO NEW OPINIONS

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices has issued two new formal opinions, which are attached and posted on its website. OIP Op. Ltr. No. F14-01 considered the issues of mandatory disclosure under the UIPA and concluded that there was no  waiver of attorney-client privileged materials that were reviewed in camera by OIP.  Op. Ltr. No. ...
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