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OIP ON ROUNDTABLE

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 in Featured, What's New

The Director of the state Office of Information Practices (OIP), Cheryl Kakazu Park, was the guest of Senator Russell Ruderman on the Ruderman Roundtable to discuss what OIP does and the results of the FY 2016 UIPA Log Reports.  The 30-minute interview was live streamed on March 14, 2017, and can be accessed by linking to ...
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This week is “Sunshine Week,” a national celebration of access to public information, and the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is contributing to greater government transparency and accountability by posting online two new reports summarizing the data provided by all state and county agencies on their UIPA Logs for FY 2016. FY 2016 was the ...
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OIP ON ‘OLELO

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in Featured, What's New

Next week is “Sunshine Week,” a national celebration of access to public information. To kick it off, a short interview of the Director of the Office of Information Practices (OIP) will be aired on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. on ‘Olelo’s Channel 53.  Director Cheryl Kakazu Park was interviewed by Lyla Berg for ...
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Today is the deadline for the first cross-over of bills to the non-originating body.  Of the important open government legislation being tracked by the Office of Information Practices (OIP), the following bills that may impact the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) or the Sunshine Law are still alive and have already crossed over to the other ...
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As part of its training duties, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) today posted a new “Quick Review:  Roundtable Discussions with Multiple Board Subject to the Sunshine Law.”  This advisory provides tips on how multiple boards may comply with the Sunshine Law’s requirements when their members participate together in a roundtable meeting, symposium, or ...
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OIP TRACKS LEGISLATION

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has been tracking 108 bills during this 2017 legislative session and testified on 26 of them.  Here are important bills of interest to the open government community concerning the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) and Sunshine Law, which have survived last Friday’s First Lateral deadline and would have ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) today issued S MEMO 17-3 regarding private discussions by councilmembers regarding their selection of officers.  Following a newspaper report about changes in the Council’s leadership after the 2016 election, an anonymous member of the public (Requester) had asked for an investigation into whether members of the Honolulu City ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) responded to a report published yesterday by the Civil Beat Law Center entitled, “Breaking Down Hawaii’s Broken System for Resolving Public Access Disputes.”  Based on its inaccurate assumptions and metrics that excluded a number of relevant factors, the Civil Beat Law Center’s Report concludes that “OIP’s backlog is trending ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to thank and recognize the City and County of Honolulu’s Clerk’s Office for being the first agency to submit its Checklist and UIPA Record Request Log for the semiannual period covering requests received from July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.  As a reminder to the ...
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SEMIANNUAL UIPA LOG DUE

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 in Featured, What's New

HAPPY NEW YEAR, from the state Office of Information Practices (OIP)! Actually, government agencies are already halfway through fiscal year 2017 and it is time for all state and county government agencies to save a copy of their UIPA Record Request Log data for the semiannual period for record requests received from July 1, 2016 ...
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