Presentation to PA Economic Development Institute

Open records_logo stackedOn Tuesday, I had the opportunity to discuss the Right-to-Know Law and the Office of Open Records with the Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute at a conference in Monroe County. I very much appreciate the invitation.

Here’s the presentation I used:

Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute – Nov. 1, 2016 – PPTX
Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute – Nov. 1, 2016 – PDF

Presentations from OOR’s 2016 Annual Training

Open records_logo stackedLast week, the Office of Open Records hosted our annual training session about the Right-to-Know Law and the Sunshine Act at the State Museum in Harrisburg.

I made a presentation, as did George Spiess, Chief of Training and Outreach, and Charles Brown, Chief Counsel.

Here are the presentations used at the 2016 Annual Training:

OOR 2016 Annual Training – Erik Arneson – PPTX
OOR 2016 Annual Training – Erik Arneson – PDF

OOR 2016 Annual Training – George Spiess – PPTX
OOR 2016 Annual Training – George Spiess – PDF

OOR 2016 Annual Training – Charles Brown – PPTX
OOR 2016 Annual Training – Charles Brown – PDF

If you’d like to watch the entire event, PCN has made video of the entire two-hour event available for free on its website.

Presentation to Union County Assoc. of Twp. Officials

Open records_logo stackedYesterday evening, I had the opportunity to discuss the Right-to-Know Law and the Office of Open Records with the Union County Association of Township Officials in Mifflinburg. I very much appreciate the invitation.

Here’s the presentation I used:

Union County Assoc. of Twp. Officials Presentation – Oct. 20, 2016 – PPTX
Union County Assoc. of Twp. Officials Presentation – Oct. 20, 2016 – PDF

Presentation at Duquesne Law School

Open records_logo stackedYesterday, I had the pleasure of discussing the Right-to-Know Law and the Office of Open Records with a class at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh.

I was particularly honored that former Governor Tom Corbett, who appointed me to serve as Executive Director of the OOR, introduced me to the class. My thanks to Governor Corbett and to Professor John Rago for inviting me.

Here’s the presentation I used:

Duquesne Presentation – Oct. 19, 2016 – PPTX
Duquesne Presentation – Oct. 19, 2016 – PDF

Supreme Court Ruling in PSEA Case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued a ruling in PSEA v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a case involving the home addresses of public school employees.

The opinion was authored by Justice Donohue and joined by Chief Justice Saylor and Justices Baer, Todd and Dougherty. Justice Wecht filed a concurring opinion. Both are available here:

PSEA v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Majority Opinion – Oct. 18, 2016 – PDF

PSEA v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Concurring Opinion – Oct. 18, 2016 – PDF

The case has been “remanded to the Commonwealth Court for further proceedings consistent with this decision.”