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UPDATED UIPA TRAINING VIDEOS

Posted on Nov 30, 2021 in Featured, What's New

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted on its Training page at oip.hawaii.gov a link to its updated UIPA Basic Training Video and training materials, which are in two parts and based on a PowerPoint presentation that explains in detail the law’s basic requirements and how to properly respond to record requests.  Both ...
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Governor David Ige today issued another Emergency Proclamation Related to COVID-19, which imposes a limited suspension of the Sunshine Law and provides guidelines for the conduct of board meetings.  Essentially, Exhibit C of the latest Proclamation suspends the Sunshine Law to enable boards to conduct meetings without any members of the boards or the public ...
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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted on its Training page at oip.hawaii.gov a link to “Basic Sunshine Law Training Video and Materials,” where you will find the revised Part I basic training video and transcript, which corrects an audible mistake at around the 38:15 mark regarding the example of the number of ...
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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted on its Training page two new Sunshine Law Guides: one for State and county boards, and the other for neighborhood boards.  While the Sunshine Law is applicable to all boards, neighborhood boards are also subject to part VII of the chapter 92, HRS, (which is not ...
Read More NEW SUNSHINE LAW GUIDES AND LIMITED MEETINGS CONCURRENCE FORM

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that it has posted on its Training page six new Sunshine Law training materials to help boards prepare for the new provisions enacted by Act 220, SLH 2021, which will take effect on January 1, 2022, and are largely reflected in the current guidelines ...
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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that Lori Kato has joined our office as a Staff Attorney.  Lori brings with her decades of experience in the private sector as a former legal counsel for the Hawaii Medical Service Association.  We welcome Lori as the newest member of our office, who ...
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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that a new 30‑minute PowerPoint presentation is available on OIP’s website oip.hawaii.gov under the training tab.  This new presentation provides a short description of OIP’s services and a quick overview of the “UIPA,” Hawaii’s open records law, the Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), chapter ...
Read More UIPA POWERPOINT TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE

Yesterday, Governor David Ige issued his Emergency Proclamation Related to the COVID-19 Response (Proclamation) which supersedes the prior proclamations issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Proclamation contains no suspension of Chapter 92F, HRS, Hawaii’s Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA) relating to open records.  Consequently, the UIPA and all its deadlines are back in ...
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HAPPY RETIREMENT, DONALD!

Posted on Aug 2, 2021 in Featured, What's New

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has bid a fond aloha to staff attorney Donald Amano, who retired after seven years of service at OIP.  While we will miss him greatly, we wish Donald a long and happy retirement. OIP is still seeking an exemption to the State’s hiring freeze to fill two vacant ...
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As its final opinion of FY 21, the state Office of Information Practices has posted on its Opinions page formal opinion number F21-02 regarding the Employees’ Retirement System (ERS). The requester in this case had sought measures of performance of ERS’s investment in private equity funds that had been disclosed in previous years, including total ...
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