Personnel

FOI Advisory Council Opinion AO-01-02

FOIA requires the release of records of position, job classification, official salary or rate of pay, and records of allowances or reimbursements for expenses paid. Records pertaining to the retirement of school employees may be withheld as personnel records.

FOI Advisory Council Opinion AO-28-01

Actions taken pertaining to a specific school employee may be withheld, but also may be disclosed; the name, salary and job assignment of school employees must be disclosed.

FOI Advisory Council Opinion AO-15-01

The professional qualifications of a public official are considered part of that official's personnel record and thus may be withheld.

FOI Advisory Council Opinion AO-04-01

The personnel records exemption allows the withholding of personally identifiable information regarding a applicant's education and qualificiations; specific classes taken by city manager part of personnel record, too.

FOI Advisory Council Opinion AO-14-00

Complaints against identifiable individuals are exempt personnel records; settlement amounts are public records, but if a record listing all amounts paid does not exist, public body has no duty to compile such a list; reworded request may yield documents sought.

Attorney General's Opinion 1991 #009

Names, qualifications, evaluations, tests used to evaluate, and how indidivual candidates fared under selection criteria all exempt. General selection criteria not exempt. Certificates issued by Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy regarding persons certified to work in mines must be disclosed.

Attorney General's Opinion 1985-86 #333

HUD reports are exempt to the extent that they reveal information about identifiable employees

Attorney General's Opinion 1983-84 #449

Personnel reports that do not identify employees must be disclosed. Teacher evaluations on school ratings are open if executive meetings exclusions are not present.

Attorney General's Opinion 1983-84 #314

An exhibit is not automatically converted into a personnel record simply because it is introduced in a grievance procedure. FOIA and the Privacy Protection Act notwithstanding, a teacher has the statutory right to a private grievance hearing.

Attorney General's Opinion 1982-83 #726

A volunteer fire department is subject to FOIA if it is funded wholly or principally by public funds. Records regarding the suspension of a fire chief are confidential as part of the chief's personnel file.

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