U Memo 09-7Posted on Apr 21, 2009 in Informal Opinions - UIPA Opinions
U Memo 09-7
April 21, 2009
Police Chief’s Evaluation
A member of the public asked whether the current Honolulu Police Chief’s past performance evaluations and goals must be provided to a requester under part II of the UIPA.
OIP found that because of the importance of the position of Honolulu Police Chief, the public interest in the Police Chief’s past performance evaluations and goals generally outweighs his privacy interest. The evaluations at issue did not contain sensitive health or financial information that might carry an elevated privacy interest. Thus, OIP found no basis under the UIPA for the Police Commission to deny access to any part of the performance evaluations and goals.