Posted on Oct 20, 2015 in Featured, What's New

The state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is pleased to announce that all branches of the state and county governments are now using the UIPA Record Request Log to keep track of and report on the formal written record requests that they receive.  As all government agencies are subject to the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), the specific agencies using the Log include the Governor’s office, Lt. Governor’s office, all state Departments, the Judiciary, the Legislature and its agencies, independent agencies such as the University of Hawaii and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and all four counties’ executive and legislative agencies.

OIP is still reviewing each agency’s Log and contacting agencies that did not correctly submit Log data for FY 2015.  Once major anomalies are corrected and data is reconciled, then OIP will prepare a report of the results for FY 2015, which will include county data for the first time.  Because the Legislature did not begin using the Log until FY 2016, those results will be reported next year.

OIP is finding that the Log process is helping agencies to train personnel and comply with the UIPA, while also providing OIP with objective data.  OIP thanks all state and county agencies for their cooperation in using the Log and reporting to OIP.

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