Hawaii Administrative Rules
Title 14 - DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
Subtitle 2.1 - RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE STATE MERIT APPEALS BOARD
Chapter 21.1 - GENERAL APPLICABILITY
Section 14-21.1-12 - Government records

Universal Citation: HI Admin Rules 14-21.1-12

Current through November, 2023

(a) The term "government records," as used in this chapter is defined in chapter 92-F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and shall include all rules, written statements of policy or interpretations formulated, adopted or used by the board, all complaints, opinions and orders, written testimony, minutes of meetings of the board and any other material on file in the board's office unless accorded confidential treatment pursuant to law or the rules of the board.

(b) All government records shall be available for inspection in the office of the merit appeals board, Honolulu, Hawaii, during established office hours unless public inspection of the records is in violation of any state or federal law; provided that, except where the records are open under any rule of court, the Office of Information Practices may determine which records may be withheld from public inspection when the records pertain to the preparation of the prosecution or defense of any action or proceeding, before its commencement, to which the board, the State or any governmental agency or subdivision is or may be a party, or when the records do not relate to a matter in violation of law and are deemed necessary for the protection of the character or reputation of any person.

(c) Government records printed or reproduced by the board shall be given to any person requesting the same and paying the fees established by the board or by section 92-21, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

(d) Requests for public information, for permission to inspect government records or for copies of government records shall be handled within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the board and as required by law. Any material with respect to the board will not be released without the approval of the chairperson or the chairperson's designee.

[Eff OCT 24 2003] (Auth: HRS § 91-2) (Imp: HRS §§ 91-2, 91-2.5, 92-9, 92-21, 92F)

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