U Memo 14-2

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 in Informal Opinions - UIPA Opinions

U Memo 14-2
October 31, 2013
Request for Response from OIP

Requesters sought a decision as to whether OIP properly denied, under Part III of the UIPA, Requesters’ request for a copy of a response from OIP to Requesters’ email.

OIP found that the denial of Requesters’ request was proper under the UIPA.  OIP performed a reasonable record search and determined that OIP did not maintain a government record that was responsive to Requesters’ request.  The UIPA applies only to existing government records, which are maintained by government agencies, and agencies cannot be compelled to create a requested record.