In compliance with recently enacted Senate Bill 177, the Utah State Archives has appointed a government records ombudsman who will be an advocate for fairness and compliance with the Government Records Access and Management Act, a recent news release states.
The ombudsman will help the public and the government records officers and can recommend solutions for those who believe they have wrongfully been denied access to government records.
A new GRAMA hotline at 801-531-3858, and a GRAMA web form, http://archives.utah.gov/recordsmanagement/forms/ombudsman.html, are available for asking questions about records access.
The newly appointed ombudsman is Rosemary Cundiff. She comes to this position with seven years of experience with GRAMA as manager of the records analysis section at the Utah State Archives and 12 years working at the Archives.
The law enables Cundiff to work with parties involved in records access disputes to mediate a resolution without having to go before the State Records Committee.