New performance audit studied the effect of public records requests
At the request of the
Legislature, this performance audit examined the effect of public records
requests on state and local governments, including the costs of fulfilling requests in the electronic age. We found that a changing public
records environment and a Public Records Act (PRA) that has not kept pace with
present-day issues pose challenges that, if not addressed, may undermine the
original intent of public records laws and hinder other essential government
research shows that a combination of statewide policy changes and better
information management and disclosure practices is needed to keep pace with
changing times. We identified policies the Legislature can consider to address
public records issues. We also identified practical solutions that can help
state and local governments continue to improve their records management and
disclosure processes. You can read the full report (pdf, 1.1 mb), as well as watch a video and explore the full results of our survey.
Performance audits work to improve service
to the public
We provide the public and state leaders with independent, objective evaluations of the effectiveness, economy and efficiency of public services, at both the state and the local level.
Learn more about performance audits.