High Court: Employee records are public
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Last updated 8/29/2023 at 9:24am
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 lawsuit stems from a lawsuit filed by the Freedom Foundation, which was seeking the information to inform public employees a...