The California Public Records Act does not require the University to answer questions, create records, or provide records that do not exist at the time of the request.
Request Requirements: Your public records request must be descriptive enough for the University to determine which records fall within its scope. If your request is not sufficiently focused, specific, and/or clear, the University will help you clarify or narrow it as needed.
Request Fulfillment: Within 10 days of receiving your request, we will tell you whether the University has any records covered by your request and, if so, whether any of those records are disclosable (i.e., required to be made available to you by law). The records themselves will be made available to you within a reasonable amount of time. Please be aware that the law exempts certain records from public disclosure.
Costs: The University may charge the direct cost of duplication for copies of public records, $0.20 per page (California Government Code §6253(b)). In addition, the University may charge the full cost to compile electronic data, extract information from an electronic record, or undertake computer programming to satisfy a request (California Government Code §6253.9(b)).
Please contact the Public Records Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have regarding this process.