172-10-010 - Authority and purpose

172-10-010. Authority and purpose

(1) Per RCW 42.56.070(1), Eastern Washington University makes available for inspection and copying nonexempt "public records" as described in these rules. Public record includes any writing containing information relating to the conduct of government or the performance of any governmental or proprietary function prepared, owned, used, or retained by Eastern Washington University, regardless of the physical form or characteristics.

(2) The purpose of these rules is to establish the procedures Eastern Washington University will follow in order to provide full access to public records. These rules provide information to persons wishing to request access to public records of Eastern Washington University and establish processes for both requestors and Eastern Washington University staff that are designed to best assist members of the public in obtaining such access.

(3) The purpose of the Public Records Act is to provide the public full access to information concerning the conduct of government, mindful of individuals' privacy rights and the desirability of the efficient administration of government. In carrying out its responsibilities under the act, Eastern Washington University will be guided by the provisions of the act describing its purposes and interpretation.

(Adopted by WSR 14-24-034, Filed 11/24/2014, effective 12/25/2014)

The following state regulations pages link to this page.