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Oklahoma Supreme Court stops release of public employee birth dates

News | Updated: Wed, Jun 29, 2011 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Several state employee groups won expanded privacy protections Tuesday when the Oklahoma Supreme Court sided with them in a case over the disclosure of public employee birth dates.

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Opinion: Oklahoma court ruling will hurt media's watchdog role

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Note: This article was published in the June 30, 2011 edition of The Oklahoman.
State workers won and the people who pay their salaries — the taxpayers — lost when the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that it's not in the public interest for the media to request state employees' birth dates and employee identification numbers.

Opinion: Birth dates help reporters watch over public money

Updated: Fri, Oct 29, 2010 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Note: This article was published in the April 4 edition of The Oklahoman.
An organization for employees of the state of Oklahoma is taking the state of Oklahoma to court to keep the state of Oklahoma from enforcing the law.

Oklahoma brings in millions by selling personal data

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Note: This article was published in the April 4 edition of The Oklahoman.
The state of Oklahoma makes tens of millions of dollars selling personal information about people that some lawmakers and labor organizations want kept secret for government employees, The Oklahoman and the Tulsa World have learned.

Oklahoma public safety chiefs push to keep birth dates secret

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Note: This article was published in the April 7 edition of The Oklahoman.
Top state public safety officials made an emotional plea Tuesday to keep secret the birth dates of state employees, particularly those working in law enforcement.

The Oklahoman requests to intervene in lawsuit

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Note: This article was published in the April 2 edition of The Oklahoman.
The Oklahoman on Thursday asked to intervene in a lawsuit a state labor organization filed to block an open records request by the newspaper.
Read the motion to intervene

State worker group seeks to block release of records

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Note: This article was published in the March 30 edition of The Oklahoman.
A state employee group has asked an Oklahoma County judge to block the release of the birth dates of state employees after an Open Records Act request by The Oklahoman.

Oklahoma law releases 40,000 state worker addresses for mailings

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Note: This article was published in the March 28 edition of The Oklahoman.
A state lawmaker last year quietly opened up confidential state employee information to a private labor organization that advocates for state workers.
Oklahoma lawmaker Randy Terrill to return 2010 campaign money

Oklahoma panel talks revolve around birth dates

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Note: This article was published in the March 14 edition of The Oklahoman.
Whether the dates of birth of public employees should be an open record dominated discussion Saturday at the annual Okla-homa Sunshine Conference.

Union faces ethics investigation in stunt to protest records request

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Note: This article was published in the March 6 edition of The Oklahoman.
State Attorney General Drew Edmondson is looking into whether several state employees violated ethics rules prohibiting using state resources to engage in political activity.

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Oklahoma Senate leader reconsiders his birth dates vote

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Note: This article was published in the Feb. 26 edition of The Oklahoman.
The leader of the Senate said he would vote against a bill to keep public employees’ birth dates confidential if the measure returns to the Senate.

Bill seeks to eliminate birth dates from release of open records data

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A bill that would make the birth dates of public employees confidential has passed its first hurdle to become law.

Oklahoma City refuses release of birth date records

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Note: This article was published in the Dec. 29, 2009 edition of The Oklahoman.
Oklahoma City has refused to release birth dates of all its employees, a decision an open government expert said ignores the public’s interest and a recent attorney general’s opinion.

Oklahoma County DA denies open records bid

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Note: This article was published in the Dec. 22, 2009 edition of The Oklahoman.
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater denied an open records request Monday for the birth dates of Oklahoma County employees despite a recent opinion from Attorney General Drew Edmonson that birth dates of public employees are presumed open records.

Oklahoma City gives birth date of worker in inquiry

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Note: This article was published in the Dec. 18, 2009 edition of The Oklahoman.
Oklahoma City has released the birth date of an employee placed on administrative leave during an investigation into misspending in the city’s weed-and-seed crime prevention program.

AG revisits birth date question

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Note: This article was published in the Dec. 10, 2009 edition of The Oklahoman.
Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has issued a clarification after a formal opinion issued last week caused confusion over whether public agencies should release birth dates of their employees.

Edmondson opinion called vague by some

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Note: This article was published in the Dec. 4, 2009 edition of The Oklahoman.
Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson released an official opinion this week that leaves to government agencies the decision on whether to release public employees’ birth dates.

Experts say city off base in protecting birth dates

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Note: This article was published in the Aug. 31, 2009 edition of The Oklahoman.
Oklahoma City is the latest government agency refusing to release employee birth dates, despite arguments they are open records under state law.

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