What’s New

OIP ON ‘OLELO

Posted on Mar 10, 2017 in Featured, What's New

Next week is “Sunshine Week,” a national celebration of access to public information. To kick it off, a short interview of the Director of the Office of Information Practices (OIP) will be aired on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. on ‘Olelo’s Channel 53.  Director Cheryl Kakazu Park was interviewed by Lyla Berg for ...
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Today is the deadline for the first cross-over of bills to the non-originating body.  Of the important open government legislation being tracked by the Office of Information Practices (OIP), the following bills that may impact the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) or the Sunshine Law are still alive and have already crossed over to the other ...
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As part of its training duties, the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) today posted a new “Quick Review:  Roundtable Discussions with Multiple Board Subject to the Sunshine Law.”  This advisory provides tips on how multiple boards may comply with the Sunshine Law’s requirements when their members participate together in a roundtable meeting, symposium, or ...
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OIP TRACKS LEGISLATION

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) has been tracking 108 bills during this 2017 legislative session and testified on 26 of them.  Here are important bills of interest to the open government community concerning the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) and Sunshine Law, which have survived last Friday’s First Lateral deadline and would have ...
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The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) today issued S MEMO 17-3 regarding private discussions by councilmembers regarding their selection of officers.  Following a newspaper report about changes in the Council’s leadership after the 2016 election, an anonymous member of the public (Requester) had asked for an investigation into whether members of the Honolulu City ...
Read More OIP RULES ON HONOLULU COUNCIL’S LEADERSHIP DISCUSSIONS

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) responded to a report published yesterday by the Civil Beat Law Center entitled, “Breaking Down Hawaii’s Broken System for Resolving Public Access Disputes.”  Based on its inaccurate assumptions and metrics that excluded a number of relevant factors, the Civil Beat Law Center’s Report concludes that “OIP’s backlog is trending ...
Read More OIP’S RESPONSE TO CIVIL BEAT LAW CENTER REPORT

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) would like to thank and recognize the City and County of Honolulu’s Clerk’s Office for being the first agency to submit its Checklist and UIPA Record Request Log for the semiannual period covering requests received from July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.  As a reminder to the ...
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SEMIANNUAL UIPA LOG DUE

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 in Featured, What's New

HAPPY NEW YEAR, from the state Office of Information Practices (OIP)! Actually, government agencies are already halfway through fiscal year 2017 and it is time for all state and county government agencies to save a copy of their UIPA Record Request Log data for the semiannual period for record requests received from July 1, 2016 ...
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OIP’S 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

Posted on Dec 28, 2016 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that its Annual Report for FY 2016 has been posted to the Reports page of its website at oip.hawaii.gov. As this will be the last What’s New for 2016, OIP’s team would like to wish everyone Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!  See you next year!

OIP’S NEWEST OPINIONS

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) issued six new opinions in the first half of FY 2017, 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 and are briefly described as follows. F17-01:  Requester, who was the prior Plan ...
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