Freedom of Information
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Handling of Freedom of Information requests.
All faculty and staff.
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.
Freedom of Information Act (Public Act 442 of 1976)
NMU Board of Trustees FOIA Procedures and Guidelines approved June 18, 2015
NMU Board of Trustees Written Public Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines approved June 18, 2015
Freedom Of Information
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
The Michigan Freedom of Information Act, 1976 P.A. 442, MCL §15.231 et seq., (“FOIA” or the “Act”) was enacted by the Michigan Legislature to provide for public access to certain public records of public bodies with the express intent “that all Persons, … are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of the government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees…”.
FOIA sets requirements for the disclosure of public records by public bodies upon written request by a requester. Northern Michigan University (“NMU”) will voluntarily comply with its requirements. NMU will designate a FOIA Coordinator to accept, process, track, grant, and/or deny requests in writing as required by the Act.
Terms not defined herein shall have the meaning given under FOIA.
A requester has a right to inspect, copy, or receive copies of requested public records.If a person requests to inspect public records without having the public records duplicated, the following shall apply:
It shall be the policy of NMU to recover all costs associated with responding to FOIA requests to the extent permitted by FOIA.NMU hereby establishes the following fee schedule and rules relating to the collection of fees in connection with the processing and fulfillment of FOIA requests:
Written Public Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
WRITTEN PUBLIC SUMMARY OF FOIA PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES
Consistent with Northern Michigan University’s (“NMU”) determination to voluntarily comply with the requirements of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, Act 442, Public Acts of Michigan, 1976, as amended (“FOIA”), the following is the Written Public Summary of NMU’s FOIA Procedures and Guidelines. This document is meant to provide a summary of the FOIA procedures, but all persons submitting a request for public records are encouraged to review the full Procedures and Guidelines. If you have any questions about submitting a request or the FOIA process, please contact the FOIA Coordinator at (906) 227-2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: If you are serving a sentence of imprisonment in a local, state or federal correctional facility you are not entitled to submit a request for a public record.