Updated GRAMA Law Posted

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We’ve updated our GRAMA PDF to reflect the latest changes to the law, and the new document is available on our website.  We created two versions this time: with adjusted margins so you can print it out and hole-punch it, or with equal margins all around. The following sections of the law were updated (links are to the official legislative webpages): 63G-2-107. …

Conference Materials Are Now Online

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YouTube videos and presentation slides (if applicable) are available for each presentation. Links can be found at archives.utah.gov/recordsmanagement/event_materials/20160401-spring-conference.html and are also provided below: Event Program (contains presenter bios) Program (PDF) Susan Eisenman, Ten Things You Need to Know About GRAMA YouTube video Handout (PDF) Paul Tonks, Legislative Updates YouTube video Presentation slides (PDF) Michelle Larsen, Practical Tips for Classifying Records and Responding to …

To View Spring Conference Online

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Please use these links to access the live broadcast on Friday, April 1, 2016: Spring Conference Playlist (contains links to all sessions) 9:00 – 9:10 am: Welcome – Rosemary Cundiff, Government Records Ombudsman 9:10 – 9:40 am: Ten Things You Need to Know About GRAMA – Susan Eisenman, Assistant Attorney General, Division Director 9:55 – 10:25 am: Legislative Updates – Paul Tonks, Assistant Attorney General 10:25 – …

Freedom of Information (FOI) Day and James Madison

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Fun fact: we celebrate Freedom of Information day on March 16 because that is James Madison’s birthday. If you’ve never heard of James Madison, go look him up: Father of the Constitution, Father of the Bill of Rights, Fourth President of the United States, etc., etc. What, you ask, is Freedom of Information Day? And why James Madison? Freedom of …

New GRAMA Appeals Process Page on Website

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Rosemary Cundiff, our Government Records Ombudsman, has updated the GRAMA Appeals Process page to reflect the current law. Visit the new page  for details on the entire appeals process, and all the options available to both requesters and governmental entities. On the page: Resolution Through Mediation First Level of Appeal: The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Additional Step for Some Local Appeals: …

The Portal now closes requests automatically!

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We’ve fixed the “Approve”/”Approve and Close” issue! Now, when you “Approve” a records request on the Open Records Portal, the request is considered completed and is closed automatically. Denying or referring the request will also close the request automatically. (You may always re-open the request if necessary.) Thank you to everyone for your feedback. We hope this change makes it …