HCPSS MPIA Request #2018-023

Requested Information
I am requesting the resume of every administrator in the HCP$$.
Status
Complete
Response Notes

We are denying this request per MPIA GP § 4-311, which states “a custodian shall deny inspection of a personnel record of an individual, including an application, a performance rating, or scholastic achievement information.” Resumes in HCPSS’ possession are part of an individual employee’s personnel record collected with their application. Furthermore, Maryland’s Office of the Attorney General noted in the Fourteenth Edition of the MPIA Manual that “no amount of redaction will enable an agency to comply with a request for personnel records of a specific State employee because, even if ‘identifying information’ is redacted, the documents provided would still constitute the personnel records of the individual who is the subject of the request.”

For your reference, while not a resume, bios typically containing professional accomplishments of HCPSS employees are often shared (with their consent) either through individual school websites if they choose to post or read aloud during Board of Education meetings as Administrative Appointments, Promotions, and Transfers - the video of which can be accessed through BoardDocs.

*Some request language is summarized to include the requester’s specific document requests and remove legally protected information (such as personally identifiable information of a student).

**Responses that contain legally protected information are not posted to this site – these responses are set directly to requesters. Howard County Public Schools reserves the right to remove erroneous or outdated documents from this site.