A Clearly Unwarranted Invasion of Personal Privacy

Rosemary Cundiff GRAMA, Records Management, State Records Committee Leave a Comment

Utah State Archives notes that the American Library Association has created Choose Privacy Week, an “annual, week-long event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’’ unique role in protecting privacy in the library and in society as a whole.” Much has been said about the value of government transparency, however, personal privacy is also important. The …

SRC September Round-up

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By Nova Dubovik on October 5, 2016. The State Records Committee heard an unprecedented seven appeals on September 8, 2016.  You can locate the Decisions and Orders on the State Records Committee website and the meeting minutes and public handouts on the Utah Public Notice Website. Clára v. Utah Transit Authority, Case No. 16-33, Description: The Petitioner requested email correspondences …

Draft or Record?

Rebekkah Shaw GRAMA, Records Management, State Records Committee, Training Leave a Comment

Do you get GRAMA requests for drafts? Do you wonder if your drafts are records or not? What about the classification of drafts? Look no further! Our wonderful Records Ombudsman, Rosemary Cundiff, has added an article to the Government Records Ombudsman website to help you analyze and classify the drafts created by your office. This guideline can help you understand …

Navigating the GRAMA Appeals Process

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A GRAMA request is a written request for access to government records pursuant to Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act.  A governmental entity that receives a request can respond in one of the following ways: 1) provide the requested record, 2) provide a notice of denial that explains why all or part of the record should be withheld, 3) …

State Records Committee Meeting Minutes (1992-2009) are Available Online

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The first State Records Committee (SRC) meeting was held on September 30, 1992. The committee will celebrate its 19th birthday this month. In the years following the first meeting, the SRC heard approximately 238 cases, an average of 12.52 cases per year. Meeting minutes from 1992- 2009 are now available online. Decisions and Orders of the SRC from 1992- present are also …