Documents Covered by Open Records Law

The great majority of documents in the possession of University personnel must be made available under the Open Records law.  They include student evaluations of academic courses; personnel files of all employees (excluding Social Security numbers, medical information or information relating to the designation of beneficiaries);  employee performance evaluations; any e-mails sent or received on University-owned equipment, or through private equipment housed on UGA property, regardless of whether the subject matter is business related; hand-written notes; videotapes; and photographs.  Records held by private persons for a state agency, and records held away from the work site, are also subject to the law.