FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

INITIATED:  April 8, 2001

APPROVED:  May 2, 1997

PURPOSE

Handling of Freedom of Information requests.

APPLICABILITY

All faculty and staff.

POLICY

The Board of Control of Northern Michigan University has established the necessary procedures and guidelines concerning fees, processing requests for records, and administration of the FOIA.

The Michigan Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") provides public access to certain public records of public bodies.

Public Act 553 of 1996 amended the FOIA warranting changes to the provisions of the Northern Michigan University FOIA Resolution and Rules and Regulations adopted and promulgated by the Board of Control on March 24, 1977.

REFERENCES

Freedom of Information Act (Public Act 442 of 1976)
Freedom of Information Act, as amended by 1996 Public Act 553
Open Meeting Act (Public Act 267 of 1976)
Right-to-Know Act (Public Act 397 of 1978)
NMU Board of Control Resolution approved May 2, 1997

INITIATING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Vice President for Finance and Administration, ext. 2200

For implementing instructions, please click here: Freedom of Information Procedure