What’s New

January 18, 2012 The Office of Information Practices (OIP) is often asked for advice on dealing with particularly large or complex record requests that agencies receive under the state’s Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes. The fact that a request will require extensive agency efforts to respond is not, by itself, ...
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January 11, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices is pleased to announce that its two legislative proposals have been submitted for inclusion in Governor Neil Abercrombie’s administration package for the 2012 legislative session. One proposal seeks to clarify the right of government agencies to appeal to the courts an OIP determination that mandates the ...
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OIP’S 2011 Annual Report

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 in What's New

January 4, 2012 The state Office of Information Practices has released its annual report for fiscal year (FY) 2011, which began on July 1, 2010, and ended on June 30, 2011. The full report can be found on OIP’s website at hawaii.gov/oip/reports.html. Because the annual report is on a fiscal year basis, it does not describe ...
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December 20, 2011 As our holiday gift to you, the state Office of Information Practices is pleased to announce that two new training videos have been posted on our website at hawaii.gov/oip! One video provides in-depth training on the Uniform Information Practices Act, while the other explains the Sunshine Law. Each video is a PowerPoint ...
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The Office of Information Practices’ OpenLine newsletter for December is now available on the OIP website. This month’s edition tests your knowledge about the Sunshine Law with a short quiz. Check it out and see if you can answer all six questions correctly! Past newsletters are also available on the OpenLine page. Also, spaces have filled fast for OIP’s Workshop Wednesdays on how ...
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MAHALO to those people who responded to OIP’s first-ever survey of its users! While a more detailed summary, along with the survey Response Summary and respondents’ comments are linked below, OIP is pleased to announce that 94.1% (48 of 51) of the respondents reported being satisfied (39) or very satisfied (9) with OIP’s services overall, ...
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Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto orally ruled on November 14, 2011, that the Uniform Information Practices Act (“UIPA”) requires Governor Neil Abercrombie to disclose the names of the judicial nominees who were not selected for appointment to the Hawaii Supreme Court. Until Judge Sakamoto’s written decision is filed, the Attorney General has not decided whether ...
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Agenda and Minutes Workshops

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 in What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) will be hosting “Workshop Wednesdays” at the State Office Tower in Honolulu to teach Sunshine Law boards how to properly prepare public meeting agendas and minutes. The free, one-hour workshops will be offered to boards’ secretaries, executive directors, and attorneys, who will be asked before the workshop to ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (“OIP”) is pleased to announce that its new“Agenda Guidance for Sunshine Law Boards” is now available on its website at hawaii.gov/oip. The new guide provides Sunshine Law boards with tips and examples of how to craft a good, informative agenda that will withstand OIP’s scrutiny by providing the public with ...
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Maui Seminar November 10, 2011

Posted on Oct 1, 2011 in What's New

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP), in conjunction with the County of Maui, Department of Corporation Counsel and Hawaii State Bar Association’s Government Lawyers Section, is pleased to present a FREE seminar providing useful information for attorneys and non-attorneys about how to comply with Hawaii’s open government laws. OIP will present “Ethical Considerations for Counsel when ...
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