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Public Records Policies and Resources

Federal Statutes

Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), dated July 17, 1976 (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g)

Federal Privacy Act of 1974 — Public Law 93-579 (5 U.S.C. 552a)

Federal Freedom of Information Act — Public Law 89-487 (5 U.S.C. 552) 

Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

State of California Statutes

State of California Information Practices Act of 1977 (Civil Code Section 1798 et seq.)

State of California Public Records Act (Gov. Code Section 6250 et seq.)

University Policies

University of California Business and Finance Bulletin, Records Management and Privacy Policy Series (RMP)

Business and Finance Bulletin RMP-7, "Privacy of and Access to Information Responsibilities.”

University of California Records Retention Schedule

University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students: 

Section 130.00, "Policies Applying to the Disclosure of Information from Student Records."

University of California Academic Personnel Manual:

Section 158, Academic Personnel Records/Rights of Academic Appointees, Including Rights Regarding Records.

Section 160, Academic Personnel Records/Maintenance of, Access to, and Opportunity to Request Amendment of.

University of California Personnel Policies for Staff Members as well as relevant provisions in all the collective bargaining agreements.

Personnel Policies for Staff Members Policy 80 (PPSM-80)

University of California Open Access Policy

Records Resources

University of California, Office of Public Records

University of California's HIPAA Website

The ABCs OF Privacy & Public Records by Maria Shanle

UC Merced Faculty FAQ for Public Records Requests

UC Merced Guidelines for Access to Public Records