UIPA

The Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“UIPA”), is Hawaii’s public records law. The Office of Information Practices (“OIP”) was created by the Legislature in 1988 to administer the UIPA. 

OIP’s preliminary report summarizing the Master UIPA Record Request Semiannual Log for FY 2014 data, with several charts created by OIP to help interpret and visualize the data (March 2014): 

Report on UIPA Master Log Semiannual FY14 (MS Word) 

Report on UIPA Master Log Semiannual FY14 (pdf)

 

UIPA Training Video 
Basic UIPA training video and materials

UIPA Record Request Log
Log, Training, Instructions, FAQ

UIPA Guide
“Open Records” Guide to Hawaii’s Uniform Information Practices Act 

Notice Regarding Furlough Days
 

The Law 
Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), Chapter 92F, Hawaii Revised Statutes (“UIPA”)

Additional UIPA Guidance
Public interest fee waivers 
Response to complex record requests 
Disclosure of personnel records 
Disclosure to auditors
Quick Review: Responding to a Personal Record Request
Quick Review: The ABCs of Redaction 
Quick Review: Requester Has Responsibilities and Requirements
       Before an Agency Must Provide Records

Appeals:

Guide to Appeals to the Office of Information Practices
This guide, in a question and answer format, provides an introduction to the process of administrative appeals to the Office of Information Practices (OIP) from government agency decisions under the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), the Sunshine Law, and certain decisions of the State Department of Taxation to grant or deny access to their records. 

2013 Law and Administrative Rules Governing Appeal Procedures of Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices 
OIP Director Cheryl Kakazu Park and Staff Attorney Jennifer Brooks wrote 2013 Law and Administrative Rules Governing Appeal Procedures of Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices for first publication at 36 University of Hawai’i Law Review 271 (Winter 2014). 

If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact (808) 586-1400 or email oip@hawaii.gov.