UIPA Opinions

Letter No. Date Subject Agency
U Memo 24-05 January 11, 2024 Executive Session Minutes State Public Charter School Commission
U MEMO 24-04 January 5, 2024 Fire Inspection RecordsHonolulu Fire Department
U Memo 24-03  September 14, 2023 Reasonable Search for a Report Kauai County Planning Department
U Memo 24-02 August 30, 2023 Reasonable Search for Lease Successorship DocumentDepartment of Hawaiian Home Lands
U Memo 24-01 August 22, 2023 Investigation Report Concerning Requester Department of Transportation
U Memo 23-07 June 30, 2023 Executive Session MinutesState Public Charter School Commission
U Memo 23-06 June 30, 2023 Records Relating to an Investigation Concerning RequesterOffice of Hawaiian Affairs
U Memo 23-05 June 23, 2023 Requests for Solid Waste RecordsCounty of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management
U Memo 23-04 March 21, 2023 Reasonable Search for Solid Waste Stream RecordsOffice of the County Clerk, County of Hawaii
U Memo 23-03 March 15, 2023 No Duty to Search for Land Court RecordsBureau of Conveyances
U Memo 23-02 November 30, 2022 Pending InvestigationDepartment of Agriculture
U Memo 23-01 August 3, 2022 Reasonable Search for RecordsReapportionment Commission
U Memo 22-07 June 30, 2022 Conflicts of Interest RecordsUniversity of Hawaii
U Memo 22-06 June 30, 2022 Employee Misconduct Records During Pending InvestigationsDepartment of Transportation Services, City & County of Honolulu
U Memo 22-05 June 30, 2022 Confidential Sources' Names in a Completed InvestigationDepartment of Human Resources, City and County of Honolulu
U Memo 22-04 June 22, 2022 Prison's Use of Force PolicyHawaii Department of Public Safety
U Memo 22-03 June 16, 2022 Inmate Release InformationDepartment of Public Safety
U Memo 22-02 May 31, 2022 Workplace Nonviolence ComplaintUniversity of Hawaii
U Memo 22-01 December 15, 2021 Reasonable Search for Records that Don't ExistLegislature
U Memo 21-5 April 15, 2021 Emails; Investigation RecordsDepartment of Education
U Memo 21-4 December 3, 2020 Hearing Officer Notes Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
U Memo 21-3 October 21, 2020 Insurance Commissioner Records Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
U Memo 21-2 July 31, 2020 Autopsy ReportHawaii County Police Department
U Memo 21-1 July 8, 2020 Video Camera FootageDepartment of Finance, County of Hawaii
U Memo 20-13 June 30, 2020 Investigative FileDepartment of Transportation
U Memo 20-12 June 29, 2020 Access to Personnel File RecordsKanuikapono Public Charter School
U Memo 20-11 June 29, 2020 Written Claim Made to HART Board of DirectorsHonolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation
U Memo 20-10 June 29, 2020 Fees Associated with Record RequestDepartment of Planning and Permitting, City and County of Honolulu
U Memo 20-9 May 8, 2020 Government Records that Do Not ExistCorporation Counsel, County of Maui
U Memo 20-8 May 6, 2020 Cesspool RecordsDepartment of Health
U Memo 20-7 March 3, 2020 Complaint RecordsHawaii State Ethics Commission
U Memo 20-6 February 13, 2020 Solid Waste Complaint DocumentsDepartment of Health
U Memo 20-5 January 9, 2020 Names of Individuals Sent to Kalaupapa Department of Health
U Memo 20-4 January 7, 2020 Tax Review Estimate RecordsDepartment of Taxation
U Memo 20-3 October 29, 2019 Corporate Taxpayer’s Audit FileDepartment of Taxation
U Memo 20-2 October 23, 2019 Residential Properties Without Water ServiceBoard of Water Supply, City and County of Honolulu
U Memo 20-1 August 28, 2019 Tax Revenue Estimate RecordsDepartment of Taxation
U Memo 19-16 June 28, 2019 Oaths of Office Judiciary and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives
U Memo 19-15 June 28, 2019 Judges’ Pension InformationEmployees' Retirement System
U Memo 19-14 June 26, 2019 Financial Disclosure StatementsEthics Commission, City and County of Honolulu
U Memo 19-13 June 6, 2019 Investigation Report Denied in Its EntiretyDepartment of Agriculture
U Memo 19-12 May 22, 2019 Attorney-Client Privilege and Reasonable Search Office of the Mayor, Kauai County
U Memo 19-11 May 17, 2019 Ombudsman Investigation FileOffice of the Ombudsman
U Memo 19-10 May 10, 2019 On July 22, 2019, this opinion was withdrawn because the issues are moot.
U Memo 19-9 March 27, 2019 Sufficiency of Search for Records Department of Facility Maintenance, City and County of Honolulu
U Memo 19-8 March 11, 2019 Emails Containing Attorney-Client Privileged InformationDepartment of Planning, County of Maui
U Memo 19-7 March 5, 2019 Request for Proposal Information Designated as ConfidentialDepartment of Taxation
U Memo 19-6 February 1, 2019 EEOC Complaints Filed against the City and County of HonoluluOffice of the Mayor, City and County of Honolulu
U Memo 19-5 December 27, 2018 Complaint of Unlicensed Practice Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Regulated Industries Complaints Office
U Memo 19-4 November 23, 2018 No Duty to Search for Records That Do Not ExistDepartment of Public Safety
U Memo 19-3 September 14, 2018 Information Related to Paid Informants Not in Agency RecordsMaui Police Department
U Memo 19-2 August 31, 2018 Employee NamesDepartment of Human Resources, County of Hawaii
U Memo 19-1 July 13, 2018 Reasonableness of SearchKauai County Clerk
U Memo 18-14 June 29, 2018 Traffic Incidents Reported to DOTDepartment of Transportation
U Memo 18-13 June 29, 2018 Adequacy of Search for Employment RecordsOffice of Equal Opportunity, University of Hawaii at Hilo
U Memo 18-12 June 28, 2018 Interview MaterialsDepartment of Budget and Finance
U Memo 18-11 June 28, 2018 Background Investigation MaterialsDepartment of Public Safety
U Memo 18-10 June 28, 2018 HART Attorney InvoicesHawaii Authority for Rapid Transportation
U Memo 18-9 June 28, 2018 Records Listed on a Log of Redactions/Withheld DocumentsDepartment of Public Safety
U Memo 18-8 June 7, 2018 Files Relating to Police-Involved DeathHonolulu Police Department
U Memo 18-7 May 16, 2018 Taxpayer’s Audit FileDepartment of Taxation
U Memo 18-6 April 30, 2018 Superintendent’s Annual EvaluationDepartment of Education, Board of Education
U Memo 18-5 April 20, 2018 Hippopotamus RecordsDepartment of Enterprise Services, City and County of Honolulu
U Memo 18-4 March 29, 2018 Complainant’s Name Planning Department, County of Hawaii
U Memo 18-3 January 19, 2018 Assessed Real Property ValuesDepartment of Finance, Kauai County
U Memo 18-2 December 28, 2017 Agency Claim That Requested Records Do Not ExistDepartment of Planning, Kauai County
U Memo 18-1 October 13, 2017 Adequacy of Search for Records and Agency Not Required to Create CompilationDepartment of Education
U Memo 17-8 June 30, 2017 Obligation to Provide Original RecordsState Ethics Commission
U Memo 17-6 June 30, 2017 Adequacy of Search for Inmate Transfer RecordsDepartment of Public Safety
U Memo 17-7 June 23, 2017 Personal and Government Records Relating to Commuter Services and Campus Security OfficesUniversity of Hawaii
U Memo 17-5 June 21, 2017 Redacted ComplaintDepartment of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Regulated Industries Complaints Office
U Memo 17-4 May 16, 2017 Names of Inmates in or Awaiting Placement in Furlough or Community CustodyDepartment of Public Safety
U Memo 17-3 January 20, 2017 No Duty to Search for Rules that Do Not ExistHawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
U Memo 17-2 October 14, 2016 Presentence Investigation Report: Failure to Provide Notice to RequesterDepartment of Public Safety
U Memo 17-1 September 23, 2016 Presentence Investigation ReportDepartment of Public Safety
U Memo 16-5 May 12, 2016 Alii Health Center, LLC, is Not an “Agency” Subject to the UIPAAlii Health Center
U Memo 16-6 May 6, 2016 E-mails Maintained by Agencies Are Government RecordsHawaii Health Systems Corporation
U Memo 16-4 April 22, 2016 Appeal from Denial of Access to General RecordsDepartment of Health
U Memo 16-3 February 2, 2016 Personal Records/No CopiesUniversity of Hawaii
U Memo 16-2 November 13, 2015 Proposals for a Land License to Salvage Koa WoodDepartment of Hawaiian Home Lands
U Memo 16-1 July 24, 2015 Confidential Commercial InformationPublic Utilities Commission
U Memo 15-14 June 30, 2015 Comprehensive Personal Record RequestUniversity of Hawaii
U Memo 15-13 June 30, 2015 Lease FileDepartment of Hawaiian Home Lands
U Memo 15-12 May 14, 2015 Complete Survey of Keauhou Bay Performed by Sea EngineeringDepartment of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Boating and Ocean Resources
U Memo 15-11 March 30, 2015 Appeal from Agency Denial of Access to Personal RecordsDepartment of Public Safety
U Memo 15-10 March 30, 2015 Salaries & Employment Information about Consultants’ EmployeesHonolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, City and County of Honolulu
U Memo 15-9 March 16, 2015 Certified Mail Documents Not in Agency RecordsDepartment of the Attorney General
U Memo 15-8 March 5, 2015 Records Containing Predecisional and Deliberative MaterialDepartment of Budget and Fiscal Services, City and County of Honolulu
U Memo 15-7 February 6, 2015 Documents Pertaining to a Wind Farm on LanaiDepartment of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, State Energy Office
U Memo 15-6 January 21, 2015 Consultant Review Reports on Time Share PlansDepartment of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Professional and Vocational Licensing Division
U Memo 15-5 December 30, 2014 911 RecordingsKauai Police Department
U Memo 15-4 December 29, 2014 Name of Private Investigator Not in Agency RecordsLabor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board
U Memo 15-3 December 15, 2014 Judges' BirthdaysJudiciary
U Memo 15-2 November 17, 2014 List of NomineesOffice of the Governor
U Memo 15-1 August 18, 2014 Personal Test RecordsDepartment of Public Safety
U Memo 14-12 June 30, 2014 Correspondence About UIPA RequestCity and County of Honolulu, Department of Enterprise Services
U Memo 14-11 June 19, 2014 Judges' BirthdatesJudiciary
U Memo 14-10 May 30, 2014 Memorandum Header Information in Correspondence with Legal CounselDepartment of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation
U Memo 14-9 April 30, 2014 Fingerprint DatabaseDepartment of Transportation
U Memo 14-8 March 31, 2014 List of Organizations Exempt from the General Excise TaxDepartment of Taxation
U Memo 14-7 March 12, 2014 Names of Individuals Who Signed Notarized Certificates of ExperienceDepartment of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Professional and Vocational Licensing Division, Contractors License Board
U Memo 14-6 March 6, 2014 Director's CalendarDepartment of Health
U Memo 14-5 February 25, 2014 Records No Longer in Possession of AgencyHawaii Technology Academy Public Charter School
U Memo 14-4 December 18, 2013 Applicant Summaries for Applicants on Judicial "Shortlist"Office of the Governor
U Memo 14-3 December 9, 2013 Advisory Committee ListsDepartment of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Regulated Industries Complaints Office
U Memo 14-2 October 31, 2013 Request for Response from OIPOffice of Information Practices
U Memo 14-1 September 3, 2013 Whether Kona Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC, Is an Agency Subject to the UIPAKona Ambulatory Surgery Center
U Memo 13-11 June 28, 2013 Recommended Decision Protected from Disclosure by Deliberative Process PrivilegeBoard of Trustees, Employees’ Retirement System, Dept of Budget & Finance
U Memo 13-10 June 28, 2013 Training Materials and DUI ManualHonolulu Police Department
U Memo 13-9 June 27, 2013 Disclosure of Personnel Settlement AgreementDepartment of Land and Natural Resources
U Memo 13-8 June 5, 2013 Inter-Agency Memoranda Concerning Surplus Status of Certain Regional Park ParcelsDept of Budget and Fiscal Services, City and County of Honolulu
U Memo 13-7 May 15, 2013 Findings from an Investigation of Alleged Hostile Work Environment and the Action Taken by the Liquor CommissionHonolulu Liquor Commission
U Memo 13-6 May 15, 2013 Complainant’s Request for Records of Closed Case FileHonolulu Ethics Commission
U Memo 13-5 May 1, 2013 List of NomineesOffice of the Governor; Dept of Land and Natural Resources, Commission on Water Resource Management
U Memo 13-4 April 3, 2013 Failure to Respond to Request for RecordsDept of Public Works, County of Kauai
U Memo 13-3 March 28, 2013 UH Fact Finders' ReportUniversity of Hawaii
U Memo 13-2 December 13, 2012 Denial of Access to Personal RecordsDept of the Attorney General
U Memo 13-1 December 6, 2012 Denial of Request for Personal RecordsDepartment of the Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu
U Memo 12-7 June 29, 2012 On-the-Job Training ContactsDept of Community Services, City and County of Honolulu
U Memo 12-6 June 27, 2012 Denial of Request for Records, Equipment Pricing Lists for Contract to Provide Airport Passenger Information SystemsDept of Transportation, Airports Division
U Memo 12-5 June 12, 2012 Providing Records in the Format Requested; Waiver of Copying Fees Dept of Transportation, Harbors Division
U Memo 12-4 March 14, 2012 Identifying Numbers Assigned to Individuals on the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry (NMLS)Dept of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Division of Financial Institutions
U Memo 12-3 January 17, 2012 Mayor's Public ScheduleCity and County of Honolulu
U Memo 12-2 August 16, 2011 Mortgage Loan Originator Licensure RecordsDept of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Division of Financial Institutions
U Memo 12-1 July 8, 2011 Reasonableness of Fees and CostsState Ethics Commission
U Memo 11-16 June 7, 2011 Unable to Locate RecordsOffice of the Mayor, County of Hawaii
U Memo 11-15 April 15, 2011 Attorneys’ InvoicesUniversity of Hawaii
U Memo 11-14 April 15, 2011 Complaint FilesOffice of the Ombudsman
U Memo 11-13 March 31, 2011 Detailed Implementation PlansCharter School Review Panel
U Memo 11-12 March 24, 2011 Condominium Association ComplaintsRegulated Industries Complaints Office (RICO)
U Memo 11-11 January 11, 2011 Permittee Passenger Count InformationDepartment of Land & Natural Resources
U Memo 11-10 January 6, 2011 AG Opinion Issued to BLNRDepartment of the Attorney General
U Memo 11-9 November 3, 2010 OHA Employee Salary InformationOffice of Hawaiian Affairs
U Memo 11-8 October 19, 2010 Personnel RecordsDepartment of Human Resources Development
U Memo 11-7 October 13, 2010 Vital RecordsDepartment of Health
U Memo 11-6 October 4, 2010 Grant of EasementKauai County - Office of the County Attorney
U Memo 11-5 October 1, 2010 Microorganism NamesDepartment of Agriculture
U Memo 11-4 September 28, 2010 Rules Projects and Records Between DOTAX and LegislatureDepartment of Taxation
U Memo 11-3 September 15, 2010 Disclosure of Employee Names, Titles and SalariesCity and County of Honolulu
U Memo 11-2 September 2, 2010 Procurement DocumentsDepartment of Public Safety
U Memo 11-1 August 5, 2010 Unemployment Insurance Benefits RecordsDepartment of Labor and Industrial Relations
U Memo 10-10 May 25, 2010 Request for General Records, Definition of “Date filed by” and “Date accepted by” RegistrarDepartment of Health
U Memo 10-9 April 9, 2010 Grade Distribution DataUniversity of Hawaii
U Memo 10-8 April 7, 2010 Police Policies - Revised G.O. 602Hawaii County Police Department
U Memo 10-7 March 2, 2010 Request for Personal Records at University of HawaiiUniversity of Hawaii
U Memo 10-6 February 24, 2010 Unemployment Insurance Benefits Hearing TranscriptEmployment Security Appeals Referees' Office
U Memo 10-5 January 8, 2010 Hawaii Access to Justice Commission Subject to UIPAHawaii Access to Justice Commission
U Memo 10-4 December 4, 2009 Vacation Credit LiabilitiesOffice of the Governor; Office of the Lieutenant Governor
U Memo 10-3 December 2, 2009 Settlement Terms Pending Execution of AgreementDepartment of the Attorney General
U Memo 10-2 September 9, 2009 Request for Parolees' Files by Their AttorneysHawaii Paroling Authority
UIPA Memo Decision 10-2 August 19, 2009 Investigation ReportsDepartment of Education, Civil Rights Compliance Office
UIPA Memo Decision 10-1 August 18, 2009 Investigative Records of Grounding of USS Port RoyalDepartment of Land and Natural Resources
U Memo 10-1 July 8, 2009 Judges' Financial Disclosure StatementsJudiciary
UIPA Memo Decision 09-14 April 29, 2009 Payroll RecordsDepartment of Education
U Memo 09-7 April 21, 2009 Police Chief's EvaluationHonolulu Police Commission
U Memo 09-6 April 7, 2009 Candidate's Financial Disclosure StatementMaui County - Board of Ethics
UIPA Memo Decision 09-13 March 16, 2009 Hawaii Superferry RecordsOffice of the Governor
U Memo 09-5 January 29, 2009 Inmate Inspection of Records Before Payment of Copying FeesDepartment of Public Safety