The Sunshine Conference materials are now available on our website!

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Did you miss our Sunshine Conference on March 13, 2018? Was there a session that you would really like to share with your co-workers? The materials and recordings from our Sunshine Conference are now available on the State Archives’ website. You can also access the videos from our YouTube channel. We hope that you will find these materials useful.   …

A Day of Sunshine

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Welcome to the inaugural Open Government Conference! Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9 a.m. – 4 p.m The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is excited to announce “A Day of Sunshine.”  Come and learn why transparency matters and how to work together for a better open government. Our guest speakers include: John Dougall, State Auditor Joel Campbell, Associate Professor …

Transparency in the Archives

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Here at the Archives, we have a number of people that are focused on facilitating transparency in government. We took the time to speak with a few of them to see what they do. Rosemary Cundiff is our Government Records Ombudsman. Her days consist of helping the public understand how they can access current government records, helping government employees respond …

Telling the Government’s Story

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Defining a fact-based, historical government narrative can only be done though existing historical records. As stated previously, government records are the business of the governed and, here at the Utah State Archives, our purpose is “to provide quality access to public information” (Utah Code 63A-12-101 (2)(i)(2010)). With millions of records in the Archives’ custody, this task can seem overwhelming at …

Spread the Sunshine!

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It’s Sunshine Week, also known as the week- long, nationwide celebration of access to public government information via Sunshine Laws. Sunshine laws are those laws that secure government transparency. These laws are fundamental to self government. They provide empowerment to our people, accountability to our government employees, and build the public trust. Utah has two key laws to provide transparency: Government …