Opinion Letter No. 03-14
July 17, 2003
Disclosure of Grievance File to the Office of the Legislative Auditor
Under the UIPA, state agencies are required to disclose
government records where there is a state law that authorizes disclosure.
As disclosure to the Office of the Legislative Auditor (“Auditor”)
is authorized by state law, agencies must disclose government records
to the Auditor, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.
In addition, state agencies are not required
to obtain consent by employees named in government records before
disclosure to the Auditor. The UIPA’s mandatory disclosure
provisions are to be read in the disjunctive, i.e., as expressing
alternative categories of documents that must be disclosed as a
matter of law. Therefore, if one of the categories of records listed
in section 92F-12(b), HRS, requires disclosure, an agency must disclose
the records, as a matter of law.