Rutledge Summary of Opinions Released

Opinion Number: 2022-018 Requestor:  Mills, Juanita

Is the decision to release certain employee-related records consistent with the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)? RESPONSE: Because I have not seen any records that would be responsive to the FOIA request, I cannot opine about the releasability of any specific document or the need to redact any specific piece of information from an otherwise releasable document. I can only set out the legal standards the custodian must apply to determine whether certain employee-related records must be disclosed. It is the custodian’s responsibility to properly classify the documents and apply the appropriate disclosure test(s).

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