While the State of Alaska and many local governments have explicit public record laws they don't always respond to public records requests or purposely obfuscate the data in their response. This page serves as a resource for the public wondering whether or not their state and local government follow their public records laws and policies.
The University of Alaska has an official Board of Regents policy to support public records requests. Additionally, the University is responsive to requests and provides public records in a usable format.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has a public records right codified in the borough code. The Alaska Salary Database has not requested information directly from the Borough
The Municipality of Anchorage has a public records right codified in the municipal code. Although the Alaska Salary Database has not requested information directly from the Municipality, it is our understanding that the Municipality has been responsive in the past and has consistently provided data in a usable format.
The State of Alaska has a public records right codified in state statute. The Alaska Salary Database has not yet interacted directly with the State of Alaska but based on other public releases of salary and compensation information in addition to releases to the media we're comfortable rating the State of Alaska "B".
The Anchorage School District appears to follow the public records law for the Municipality of Anchorage. We have not directly received information from ASD, but they appear to have been responsive to other parties.
The City and Borough of Juneau has a public records right codified in city code. Although we haven't requested information directly from Juneau, they have previously provided data to other parties in a reasonable format.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough has a public records right codified in borough code. Unfortunately, they have previous provided other parties records in an obfuscated way.
The City of Ketchikan does not have a right to public records specifically in city code. Additionally, the City of Ketchikan has previously provided records to other parties in an obfuscated manner.