Open Government Training
Representatives from the Washington State Archives and the Office of the Attorney General have proposed an Open Government Training session to be offered to WSU employees:
This training provides an overview of the rules and requirements of:
- Records Retention and Management (RCW 40.14)
- Open Public Meetings (RCW 42.30 and 42.32)
- Public Records Act (RCW 42.56)
- Best practices, tips and strategies, and updates to recent court cases and legislation
- Changes affecting public records and training brought about by ESB 1594 and 1495 that will become effective on July 23, 2017.
As explained on the Open Government Training website, “Public agencies must have a good command of these laws. Training is a key component in correctly implementing and complying with the laws. Training is an important risk management tool. Training can help establish a “culture of compliance” within an agency. Training can help avoid or reduce litigation and its costs. Violations of the open public records and meetings laws can result in penalties, as well as a breakdown in confidence in government.”
This session fulfills all of the requirements of the Open Government Training Act (ESB 5964) and the new requirements stemming from 1594.