What’s New

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 ...
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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 ...
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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

The State Office of Information Practices (OIP) is ending 2021 with two major announcements.  First, given the increasing number of COVID cases, Governor David Ige today issued an “Emergency Proclamation Related to Sunshine Law In-Person Meetings,” which suspends the requirement for remote meetings to have at least one in-person meeting location until at least February ...
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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 ...
Read More SUNSHINE LAW BASIC TRAINING PART I REVISED

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 ...
Read More WELCOME OIP’S NEW STAFF ATTORNEY, LORI KATO