GBLA - Disclosure of Information

Code: GBLA

Adopted: 3/8/06; 5/2020/7/13/22 
 

Authorized district officials may disclose information about a former employee’s job performance to a prospective employer.  District officials are immune from civil liability for such disclosures under the following conditions:

1. The disclosure of information regarding the former employee’s job performance is upon request of the prospective employer or the former employee. This disclosure is presumed to be in good faith. Presumption of good faith is rebutted by showing the information disclosed was:

a. Knowingly false;
b. Deliberately misleading;
c. Rendered with malicious purpose; or
d. Violated civil right of the former employee protected under Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 659 or ORS 659A.

2. Records created pursuant to ORS 339.388(8)(c) are confidential and are not public records as defined in ORS 192.311. The district may use the record as a basis for providing the information required to be disclosed about an employee under ORS 339.378(1);

3. The disclosure is a result of a request from law enforcement, Oregon Department of Human Services, Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, or the Oregon Department of Education in conducting an investigation related to suspected abuse or suspected sexual conduct to the extent allowable by state and federal law, including laws protecting a person from self-incrimination;

4. No later than 20 days after receiving a request under ORS 339.374(1)(b), the district, if it has or has had an employment relationship with the applicant shall disclose the information requested.

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Legal Reference(s)

ORS 339.370-339.374
ORS 339.378
ORS 339.388
 
OR. ATTORNEY GENERAL’S PUBLIC RECORDS AND MEETINGS MANUAL.