High court upholds records access
Last updated 9/7/2023 at 10:25am
OLYMPIA – The work-related records of public employees are indeed public, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, Aug. 24.
In a public records-access lawsuit filed by the Freedom Foundation, the state’s highest court ruled that access to employees’ full names, dates of birth, job titles/positions, work email addresses, annual salaries, work location stations, employment statuses, their union representatives names and titles, and other information are public.
The Foundation’s lawsuit was seeking the information to inform public employees about the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling banni...