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Openness

Openness

Study the statutory obligation of openness imposed on administrative agencies, including the requirements to publish records and open meetings to the public.

Transcript

Administrative agencies are kept accountable by federal statutes that require agencies to publish records and open meetings to the public. Under the Freedom of Information Act and the Government in the Sunshine Act, agencies must provide the public with access to government records, as well as allow the public to observe any meetings. Today, we’ll be discussing the requirements of openness under these statutes.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in...

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