Public Records Request

Submitting a Request

A public records request can be submitted online using the web form, via email, or mail. A request via email should be sent to ua@eou.edu. A request by mail should be sent to University Advancement, Inlow Hall 212, Eastern Oregon University, One University Boulevard, La Grande, Oregon 97850

The request should identify the public records being sought with sufficient specificity to allow EOU personnel to identify and locate the requested records. Please indicate whether you would like to inspect the records in person or receive copies and (if you prefer to receive a copy) whether you would like to receive the copies electronically or by mail.

Fees

As authorized by ORS 192.324(4), EOU charges a fee for the actual cost of making public records available.

The fee is based on the actual value of staff time involved to retrieve, identify, review, process and present the materials. The charge may also include the cost of time spent by an attorney in reviewing the public records, redacting material or segregating the public records into exempt and nonexempt records. The cost of time for each employee is calculated by multiplying the employee’s hourly wage calculation (including benefits expenses) by the hours or portions thereof necessary to process the request. For physical copies of documents, EOU also charges 25 cents for each photocopied or printed page, EOU also charges for any mailing costs.

As authorized by ORS 192.324(5), EOU may furnish copies of records without charge or at a reduced fee if EOU determines that such action is in the public interest because making the record available primarily benefits the general public. If you would like to apply for a fee waiver or reduction, please provide a statement that explains how your request meets the requirement of being in the public interest.