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The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has recently received dozens of complaints from the public alleging deficient meeting notices for various Sunshine Law boards that were filed on the State Calendar, resulting in the cancellation of meetings. Certain information is required to be included on meeting notices as set forth in section 92-7, HRS.  ...
Read More MEETINGS BEING CANCELLED DUE TO IMPROPER NOTICE

If you are an attorney licensed in Hawaii, good team player, and excellent writer who wants to respectfully serve the public and assist government agencies as an impartial neutral without bias regarding UIPA and Sunshine Law matters, then OIP may have a job for you as a Staff Attorney.  A more detailed job description is ...
Read More OIP IS LOOKING FOR A STAFF ATTORNEY

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) has posted its FY 2021 Annual Report on its Reports page at oip.hawaii.gov. As expected, due to the long delays in being able to fill three of its total 8.5 positions during the COVID pandemic, OIP’s backlog of formal cases increased 39% to 93 cases at the end ...
Read More OIP’S FY 2021 ANNUAL REPORT

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Unfortunately, OIP’s website seems to have caught Computer Covid and our Training page is not properly loading, although the other pages seem to be healthy.  We have our computer doctors examining it and hope it will be resolved soon. In the meantime, please remember to close out your agency’s fiscal year 2022 ...
Read More HAPPY NEW YEAR, AND TIME FOR YOUR SEMIANNUAL LOG REPORTS