Posted on Dec 31, 1990 in Formal Opinions

Opinion Letter No. 90-39
December 31, 1990
Employment Misconduct; Collective Bargaining

The UIPA provides that an agency employee does not have a significant privacy interest in the status of any formal charges and disciplinary action taken. This information should be disclosed when the formal charge has been made. Under the UIPA, an agency may not enter into a confidentiality agreement when the information covered by the agreement is open to public inspection and copying. Confidentiality provisions in the collective bargaining agreements cannot override the provisions of the UIPA.

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