Official Information Practice Investigations (OIPI)
Read about the work of the Official Information Practice Investigations (OIPI) team.
The OIPI team manages an ongoing programme of investigations into public sector official information practices, with particular regard to the Official Information Act (OIA).
The investigations look at the leadership, culture, organisational systems, policies and procedures in place at public sector agencies to support good practices when dealing with OIA requests.
The aim is to identify areas of good practice, and make suggestions for improvements that will help improve OIA capability and make the process more transparent for the public.
The first four agencies to be formally assessed are the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Ministry for the Environment, the Department of Conservation and Land Information New Zealand.
We want to hear from you
The Chief Ombudsman is keen to get the public’s input into the process and has set up a survey for stakeholders who have recently made a request to access information held by any of the four agencies, (i.e. within the last 6-12 months).
The surveys are open until 27 April 2018 and can be found by clicking the relevant link below:
You can read the media release announcing these four investigations here.
The outcome of the investigations will be released later in the year, after which a new round of investigation will begin.Back to top ↑