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Public Access to Records

Policy No: GO001

Policy Statement

The New York Freedom of Information Law is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to public records of governmental bodies in New York as set forth in the Public Officers Law §§ 84–90 of Chapter 6 of Article 47 of the Consolidated Laws of New York.  As applied to FIT, it makes certain business and operating records of the College available to the public. New York Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests are handled reasonably, in a responsible and respectful manner, in compliance with the law. In conformance with FOIL, the College has designated a Records Access Officer. Requests for information from the College should be directed to the Records Access Officer. Appeals for denial of access to record requests should be directed to the Records Access Appeals Officer.

Who Should Read This Policy

  • All members of the FIT community – students, faculty, administrators, and staff

Policy Information

  • Responsible Administrator(s): General Counsel and Secretary of the College; and Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations
  • Implementation History: Issued, April 1988; Revised, September 2009; Reviewed, April 2016
  • Contact(s): Records Access Officer (General Counsel and Secretary of the College); and Records Access Appeals Officer (Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations)  

View Official Policy

GO001, Public Access To Records (.pdf)

This PDF document is the official version of this policy. 

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