U Memo 13-2

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 in Informal Opinions - UIPA Opinions

U Memo 13-2
December 13, 2012
Denial of Access to Personal Records

Requester asked whether the Department of the Attorney General (AG) properly denied his request, under Part III of the UIPA, for records from his arbitration hearing. The hearing was the result of his appeal of the employment actions taken against him by the AG.

OIP found the following:

1. The records are maintained by the Department of the Attorney General and are subject to the UIPA.

2. Neither the collective bargaining statute nor collective bargaining agreements preempt the UIPA.

3. The collective bargaining statute does not prohibit Requester’s access to his personal records.