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 agencies to be formally assessed were the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Ministry for the Environment, the Department of Conservation and Land Information New Zealand.
You can read the media release announcing these four investigations here.
First four OIA practice reports
The first four reports have now been published:
Second round of OIA/LGOIMA practice investigations underway
The Chief Ombudsman has commenced four new self-initiated investigations which aim to establish whether the agencies have good practices when dealing with Official Information Act or Local Government Official Information and meetings Act practices.
The agencies involved are the Treasury, Horowhenua District Council, Christchurch City Council and Callaghan Innovation (announced separately).
We have been surveying people who have recently requested information from one of the four agencies, (i.e. within the last 6-12 months). These surveys have now closed.
You can read the media release here.
Third round of Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act practice investigations now also underway – feedback called for
The Chief Ombudsman has commenced four new self-initiated investigations into the official information practices of the public sector, the third set of investigations announced in the past eight months.
The investigations aim to establish whether the agencies have good practices when dealing with Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act requests.
The agencies involved are the the Far North District Council, Auckland Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the Tasman District Council.
We’re keen to get public feedback – there is a survey for people who have recently requested information from one of the four agencies (i.e. within the last 6-12 months). These surveys have now closed.Back to top ↑