Training Materials Index
Here are brief descriptions and links to OIP’s training guides and videos explaining the UIPA and Sunshine Law.
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OIP Update 2013 Regarding the UIPA and Sunshine Law:
*** OIP Update 2013 (UIPA and Sunshine Law) slideshow with notes (pdf) (no MCPE credit)
*** OIP Update 2013 (UIPA and Sunshine Law) video with narration (no MCPE credit)
Here are related materials for the OIP Update 2013:
1. Supreme Court decision in Kanahele v. Maui County Council, 130 Haw. 228, 307 P.3d 1174 (2013)
2. OIP Opinion Ltr. No. F13-01 (opinion summary, with link to full text)
3. Act 263, SLH 2013 (codified as HRS sections 27-41.1, -44, -44.1, -44.2, and -44.3)
Basic UIPA Training Videos
2-part video and training materials, approx. 1.5 hours
“Open Records”: Guide to the UIPA
Basic Q & A
UIPA Record Request Log
Log form (updated June 2014), Training, Instructions, FAQ
Reporting the UIPA Log on the Records Report System (RRS)
Uploading UIPA Log summaries to data.hawaii.gov
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):
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 (rev May 8, 2014)
Sunshine Law Test
The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) invites you to test your knowledge of Hawaii’s Sunshine Law requiring open public meetings. Certification is given for a passing score (70%) at the end of the test. There are ten questions (multiple choice and true/false), randomly chosen, about the following areas: (1) minutes, (2) meetings & testimony, (3) closed meetings, (4) outside a meeting, and/or (5) notice and agenda.
Basic Sunshine Law Training Video
2-part “Basic Sunshine Law” video and training materials, approx. 1.5 hours
Sunshine Law Guide
Open Meetings: Guide to the “Sunshine Law” for Boards and Commissions
Open Meetings: Guide to the “Sunshine Law” for Neighborhood Boards
Quick Review: Sunshine Law Meeting Notice Requirements
Link to State Calendar
Executive Memo 11-11
Agenda Guidance for Sunshine Law Boards
Quick Review: Sunshine Law Requrements for Meeting Minutes
Who Board Members Can Talk to and When
Quick Review: Who Board Members Can Talk to and When, Part 1
Quick Review: Who Board Members Can Talk to and When, Part 2 (rev May 8, 2014)
Quick Review: Who Board Members Can Talk to and When, Part 3
Quick Review: Audio- or Videoconferenced Meetings (April 15, 2014) (pdf)
This Quick Review discusses the Sunshine Law’s requirements for public meetings with remote participation using interactive conference technology.
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.
Note: For transcripts of training videos, contact OIP.