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OIP Issues New Opinions

Posted on Jul 21, 2015 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) issued eight new opinions in June, 2015, including two formal opinions.  The entire text of the formal opinions and the summaries of all opinions are posted on OIP’s opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov. For FY 2015, OIP issued a total of 25 opinions, consisting of 4 formal opinions, 14 ...
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NEW LOG FOR NEW YEAR

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Featured, What's New

Happy New Fiscal Year!  With the new year, each agency should start a new UIPA Record Request Log for FY 2016, which can be found on OIP’s UIPA Log training page.  The FY 2016 Log form’s drop down menu for agencies now includes the legislative branch agencies.  In FY 2016, all state and county agencies ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has updated its UIPA and Sunshine Law materials to reflect the recent changes enacted by Acts 91, 92, and 140, Session Laws of Hawaii (SLH) 2015. Although Act 91 does not change the Sunshine Law itself, which is Part I of HRS Chapter 92, it amends provisions that ...
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START FY 2016 UIPA LOGS

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 in Featured, What's New

As the fiscal year comes to an end, the State Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to remind all state and county agencies that they should start new UIPA Record Request Logs for FY 2016, for record requests received from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  Record requests received through next Tuesday, June ...
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Governor David Ige signed the bill transferring the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) for administrative purposes to the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS).  House Bill 461, Senate Draft 2, Conference Draft 1, sponsored by House Speaker Joseph Souki and Representatives Sylvia Luke and Scott Saiki, was enacted as Act 92, Session Laws ...
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BILLS PASSED BY LEGISLATURE

Posted on May 7, 2015 in Featured, What's New

Following today’s adjournment of the 2015 session, here is a summary from the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) regarding bills passed by the Hawaii State Legislature that directly relate to OIP or the laws it administers.  The bills will be presented to Governor David Ige for his consideration and approval. HB 461, SD 2, ...
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P-CARD REDACTIONS

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in Featured, What's New

As a follow-up to the state Office of Information Practices’ (OIP) article on April 10, 2015, which generally advised agencies to disclose P-Card records to requesters, agencies are further cautioned to redact confidential P-Card account numbers and any taxpayer identification numbers for vendors.  Oftentimes, a vendor’s taxpayer ID number is a person’s social security number, ...
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P-CARD DISCLOSURES

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 in Featured, What's New

In light of numerous inquiries about the disclosure of P-Card usage by government employees, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is generally advising agencies to disclose unredacted P-Card records to requesters, because all purchases made on the cards are supposed to be justified as work-related expenses.  In rare circumstances, there may be confidential information ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has created a new “Tip Sheet for UIPA Log Users,” which is posted on its training page for the UIPA Record Request Log at oip.hawaii.gov.  The Tip Sheet provides helpful reminders of how to record data on the Log, upload agency totals onto the Master Log, and respond ...
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The state Office of Information Practices is pleased to release the attached report based on information posted by 174 agencies on the Master UIPA Record Request Year-End Log for FY 2014 (Master Log), at data.hawaii.gov.  Overall, the data shows that the typical record request was granted in whole or in part and was completed within ...
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