Open Records Requests
 

 
 

 

To Our Constituents and Community Members, 

As a result of current public health circumstances, many university employees are working remotely to protect the health and safety of our staff and the public. While we will make every effort to comply with your open records act request in the time allowed by law, certain circumstances may inhibit our ability to do so; including availability and ability of staff to access and produce the records.  We will continue to communicate with you in a timely manner and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

The Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) requires that most public records be made available for inspection by the public. Anyone can request information that is in the possession of a government institution, including the University of Colorado.

To submit an Open Records Request for UCCS or any other CU campus, the requestor must complete the CORA Request Form (PDF) and forward to the appropriate campus CORA custodian.

If you or your department receives an Open Records Request, please forward the request to CORAUCCS@uccs.edu for further instructions and guidance; do NOT attempt to fulfill a request for records on your own. There are specific timelines, restrictions, and exemptions within CORA that must be followed accordingly to prevent legal action against the university.

Official Custodian for UCCS Open Records Requests: The UCCS Legal Office  (CORAUCCS@uccs.edu, 719-255-3804)

For additional information on making and responding to requests, please visit the following:

University of Colorado APS 2022: Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)

APS 2022 Appendix A: Information Not Public by Law (PDF)

Colorado Secretary of State: Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)

Colorado Open Records Act: C.R.S. § 24-72-201

http://libguides.uccs.edu/govdoc/OpenGov

Department of Justice FOIA Home

The United States Department of Justice Guide to the Freedom of Information Act

This guide is the comprehensive legal treatise on the FOIA. Included are detailed discussions of procedural requirements, exemptions, and analyses of key judicial opinions issued on the FOIA.

Reports on FOIA Activity

These reports include detailed data on FOIA Activity by agency with metrics from their annual and quarterly data reports.