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Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in Featured, Main, 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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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), revised March 19, 2015, at data.hawaii.gov.  Overall, the data shows that the typical record request was granted in whole or in part ...
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Following the first decking deadline for bills that will cross over to the non-originating body, here is an update from the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) regarding bills that directly relate to OIP or the laws it administers. HB 461 / SB 472, SD 1 – Relating to the Office of Information Practices. Transfers OIP ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has been monitoring 105 bills introduced in the Hawaii State Legislature since January of this year.  Following last Friday’s deadline for bills to move to their final committees in their originating chambers, the following are bills directly relating to OIP or the laws it administers, which appear to ...
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The state Office of Information Practices congratulates the County of Hawaii and its Log Coordinator, Martha Rodillas, for being the first county to upload its data onto the “OIP Master UIPA Semiannual Log for FY 2015” on data.hawaii.gov.  This is the first year that the counties are using the Log, and OIP applauds the diligence ...
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WHAT’S NEW:  UIPA SEMIANNUAL LOG REPORTS DUE The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to remind all state, county, and independent agencies to save a copy of their UIPA Record Request Log data for the semiannual period for record requests received from July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, and to upload the ...
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Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! With the new year, it won’t be long before the Hawaii State Legislature begins its new session.  To help boards deal with legislative matters, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has prepared a new Quick Review: Sunshine Law Option to Address State Legislative Issues and Measures.  This Quick Review provides various ...
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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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