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Accessing personnel records: A balancing act between privacy, public’s right to know

(04/08/15 4:54pm)

This article looks at the frustrating obstacles journalists often face in trying to obtain access to personnel-related records from college and schools. While the law sometimes entitles these agencies to withhold highly embarrassing or confidential documents, it’s an oversimplification to say – as many agencies do – that “personnel” is a blanket excuse for denying a public-records request.


Wash. Supreme Court rules state agencies can release records that detail employees’ misconduct investigations

(04/09/15 6:17pm)

In a 5-4 decision on April 2, the state's highest court reversed an appeals court’s ruling and determined such an investigation “is merely a status of their public employment, not an intimate detail of their personal lives.”



The forecast for public access to teacher performance data under Florida's Sunshine Law: Mostly cloudy

(04/11/13 8:10am)

After a Florida court declared that reports about teacher performance must be kept confidential for a year after they are created, a state legislator is proposing to keep the information off-limits for even longer. A bill filed Monday by state Rep.