What’s New

Happy New Year, from the state Office of Information Practices (OIP)! While this is the start of a new calendar year, government agencies are already halfway through fiscal year 2016.  Now is the time for all agencies to save a copy of their UIPA Record Request Log data for the semiannual period for record requests ...
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OIP’S ANNUAL REPORT

Posted on Dec 23, 2015 in Featured, What's New

OIP'S ANNUAL REPORT

OIP REVISES THE RECORD REQUEST AND NOTICE TO REQUESTER FORMS

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted on its website a summary of S Memo Op. 16-2, which concluded that the Maui County Council’s Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee (PIA) properly entered into a closed executive session in order to discuss attorney-client privileged matters with its legal counsel. The opinion arose from a ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that all branches of the state and county governments are now using the UIPA Record Request Log to keep track of and report on the formal written record requests that they receive.  As all government agencies are subject to the Uniform Information Practices Act ...
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To make its website easier to navigate, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has reorganized the materials, particularly those on the Training page at oip.hawaii.gov.  Additionally, OIP has provided a new link on the Opinions page to “Court Opinions,” which provides a list of cases, citations, and brief descriptions of important court opinions relating ...
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MAHALO LOG COORDINATORS!

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 in Featured, What's New

  The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) extends a hearty MAHALO to all agencies and UIPA Log Coordinators who posted their year-end summaries for FY 2015 to the Master UIPA Record Request Log at data.hawaii.gov!  As of today, there are 228 agency entries posted onto the Master Log from the Governor’s and Lt. Governor’s ...
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The State Office of Information Practices has posted its first formal opinion for FY 2016 on its Opinions page at oip.hawaii.gov. In formal Opinion Letter No. F16-01, OIP concluded that the Sunshine Law was not violated when three members of the Maui County Council and the Mayor attended the Kula Community Association Community Meeting because ...
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  The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) applauds a recent Circuit Court ruling, which applied the “palpably erroneous” standard of review and deferred to OIP’s opinions recognizing that certain information need not be disclosed under the Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes (UIPA), due to an exception recognizing the “deliberative ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) congratulates the County of Hawaii and its Log coordinator, Martha Rodillas, for being the first county to upload its annual data onto the “OIP Master UIPA Year-End Log for FY 2015” on data.hawaii.gov.  Hawaii County was the first county to upload its semi-annual Log results and once again, ...
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