Published on Jun 16, 2019

JLARC public records reporting now open

Contact: Candice Bock, Brandon Anderson

The JLARC Public Records reporting system is now open for 2018 reporting. In 2017, the Legislature passed ESHB 1594 which directed certain state agencies and local governments to report annually on performance metrics related to public records retention, management, and disclosure. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) established an online system for agencies to submit their data. The deadline for agencies to report 2018 metrics is August 1, 2019.

Under RCW 40.14.026 (5), each local government with at least $100,000 in staff and legal costs associated with fulfilling public records requests during the preceding fiscal year is required to report various public records metrics. If your city meets the $100,000 threshold and has not yet reported data for 2018, please ensure that a report is submitted by the August 1 deadline. Cities or towns that do not meet the $100,000 threshold are encouraged to confirm this through the online reporting system.

 

If your city meets the $100,000 threshold and has not yet reported data for 2018, please ensure that a report is submitted by the August 1 deadline.

The 2019 Legislature passed AWC-backed HB 1667 to streamline reporting metrics and reduce some of the reporting burden created in the original legislation. For further information on the changes and reporting instructions, please review the JLARC reporting revisions document.

Cities can access the reporting system and additional guidance documents through the JLARC website.

If you have questions, please review the reporting instructions or email JLARCPublicRecStudy@leg.wa.gov.

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