U Memo 13-9

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 in Informal Opinions - UIPA Opinions

U Memo 13-9
June 27, 2013
Disclosure of Personnel Settlement Agreement

Requester asked whether a settlement agreement between the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and a former employee is subject to public disclosure under Part II of the UIPA.

 Because the employee waived his privacy interest in the status of his separation from the agency, and no other information in the settlement agreement potentially implicated the employee’s privacy, OIP concluded that the settlement agreement is not protected from disclosure by the UIPA’s privacy exception found at section 92F-13(1), HRS.  Thus, the agreement as a whole is subject to public disclosure under the UIPA.