Audit Finds Backlog In Open Records Office

Posted at 6:05 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 19:05:47-05

An audit has found a state office that's supposed to help people who are trying to access public records has been lagging behind in responding to requests.

The Office of the Comptroller, which has housed the Office of Open Records Counsel, issued the audit Wednesday.

According to reports, the audit found six requests haven't received a response for 361 or more days, 153 requests have gone unanswered for at least six months and 128 have been waiting at least three months.

The office was supposed to be able to intervene and provide clarity about state records laws for citizens and public officials.

Office of the Comptroller spokesman John Dunn said demand has grown exponentially since the office was created in 2008. Dunn said the office has requested two new positions.