Opinion Letter No. 07-08 The
state auditor asked whether the Office of the Auditor (the "Auditor"),
could redact from an agency's response to an audit individually identifiable
employee misconduct information about an audit analyst. OIP found
that the misconduct information directly impacted on the performance
of the Auditor in its audit of the agency and its overall functioning.
May 4, 2007
Personal Information in Agency's Response to Audit Report
OIP opined that the Auditor cannot redact
this information under the UIPA's privacy exception because the
public interest in the information, which directly sheds light on
the performance of the Auditor, outweighs any privacy interest the
Analyst may have in the information. Thus, in response to a UIPA
request, OIP concluded that the Auditor must provide a copy of the
agency's response without redaction.