NOTIFICATIONS & UPDATES
Recent UpdatesAugust 6, 2019
JLARC Public Records deadline extended to
August 28, 2019.
Thank you to all the agencies that submitted both reports and/or their reporting statuses to JLARC. JLARC has had communications with multiple entities who were unaware of the reporting requirements and asked for extra time to complete reporting.
As such, the public records reporting system has reopened to accept reporting until
August 28, 2019.
JLARC is encouraging agencies that have not yet reported to do so now.
If your agency has not already done so, please submit your report and/or reporting status to the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee by
August 28, 2019, by logging into the reporting site.
June 4, 2019
The JLARC Public Records reporting system is now open for 2018 reporting.
The 2019 Legislature passed Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 1667 that altered the metrics to be collected for reporting on calendar year 2018 data. The bill was passed on the last day of the session and signed into law on May 13. It removed three metrics and simplified several others. It added one new data point for 2018. It appears the intent of the Legislature was to reduce some of the reporting burden from the original legislation.
There is some inconsistency in the agency reporting date compared to the effective date of the legislation. As a result, JLARC staff are extending the reporting deadline to August 1, 2019.
2018 reporting will close on August 1, 2019.
For further information on the changes and reporting instructions are available on the JLARC website and below.
May 28, 2019
The guidance and revision documents have been updated to reflect 2019 legislative changes to the data collection metrics.
January 22, 2019
The 2017 Public Records Reporting briefing report was republished on 1/22/2019 to correct for a software calculation error related to data for metric 3:
- The percent of requests closed within five days, statewide, is corrected to 56% (from 61%).
- The percent of requests with estimates beyond five days, statewide, is corrected to 35% (from 41%).
The re-published briefing report can be found at the link below.
2017 Public Records Briefing Report