Streamlining the Response to Public Records Requests

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
4:00 PM ET

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is an important piece of legislation that provides citizens the right to access information. From hunting down documents to maintaining consistent communication across the board, there are many moving parts to be considered when managing and fulfilling public records requests. As public access to information rises and continually evolves, organizations run the risk of being penalized for not staying compliant with freedom of information laws, which puts a tremendous amount of burden on staff to meet hard deadlines.

This Sunshine Week, La Plata County, CO, will highlight the reasons for automating the public records request process and explain how it fits into the “Innovate La Plata” county-wide initiative on civic innovation. The presenters from this webinar will explain:

  • Why automation was necessary to improve day-to-day operations at the County
  • How to streamline the public records request process and meet legal requirements
  • What lessons were learned and goals achieved from the “Innovate La Plata” program