Sunshine Q&A: How does the Open Records Act affect job applicants?

If you’ve ever applied for a job with a municipality, you know how exhaustive a process it can be. But, what happens if you don’t get the job and want to know why? It’s not always as easy as calling up the interviewer. It’s important to know what the Open Records Act says about documents related to prospective employees. Journalists can use this information for perspective when requesting information about candidates for a public position. Hollie Manheimer is on Sunshine Q&A today with more.



Sunshine Q&A is a complimentary service of the Transparency Project of Georgia and the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, a federal 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  These opinions are those of Hollie Manheimer, Executive Director of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, but should not be construed as legal advice. Please consult your own attorney for individual legal advice. Submit your questions about open government here.

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