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HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY, FOIA!

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 in Featured, What's New

This month marks the 50th birthday of the enactment of the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which gives people the right to access records from the federal government.  Hawaii has a similar law, the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), which was enacted in 1988 to give people the right to access records from the ...
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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) recently issued three new formal opinions, which are summarized below.  The full texts of all formal opinions are posted on the Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov. In OIP Op. Ltr. No. F16-03, OIP recognized the general requirement that agencies conduct a reasonable search for responsive records when receiving requests, ...
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As we start the new fiscal year, the Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to remind agencies to begin using the new FY 2017 Log found on the UIPA Record Request Log Training page at oip.hawaii.gov.  While agencies still have some time to complete record requests received through June 30, 2016 and report them ...
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Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted on its website newly revised training materials for the Sunshine Law, Part I of the Chapter 92, HRS.  The Sunshine Law Public Meeting Notice Checklist as well as the Quick Review on the “Sunshine Law Requirements for Audio and Videoconferenced Meetings” have been revised and can be ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted summaries of three recent informal opinions relating to the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), which are posted on the UIPA informal opinions page of OIP’s website. In U Memo 16-4, OIP concluded that the Department of Health (DOH) timely responded to a records request by conducting ...
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OIP Basic Log Training

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 in Featured, What's New

Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices (OIP) has revised its basic training that provides detailed instructions on how to use the UIPA Record Request Log and it now incorporates the new FY 2017 Log and Checklist procedures.  The “UIPA Record Request Log Basic Training” (June 2016) is a power point presentation with an audio narration that ...
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TRAINING REMINDER

Posted on May 31, 2016 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) sends out this final reminder about the upcoming training on revisions to the UIPA Record Request Log and procedures, including the new Checklist that agencies must submit with their Logs in July.  In-person training opportunities regarding the revised Log and procedures are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon ...
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REVISED LOG AND PROCEDURES

Posted on May 25, 2016 in Featured, What's New

Registration is still open for the training sessions by the Office of Information Practices (OIP) regarding the revisions to the UIPA Record Request Log and procedures, including the new Checklist that agencies must submit with their Logs in July.  In-person training opportunities regarding the revised Log and procedures are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon ...
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June Log Training

Posted on May 12, 2016 in Featured, What's New

As announced previously, Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices (OIP) is currently revising the UIPA Record Request Log and training materials to make it easier for the agencies using the Log.  While most of the Log and procedures will remain intact, agencies no longer have to input their summaries onto data.hawaii.gov as OIP will do this for them.  ...
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After monitoring 175 bills, including 94 that carried over from the 2015 session, and testifying on 24 bills, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) confirms that only one bill directly affecting the laws administered by OIP passed the Legislature this session.  As reported on May 2, 2016, the Legislature passed S.B. 2121, S.D. 1, H.D. ...
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