Availability of Public Records
Public records are available for inspection and copying during normal WorkForce Central business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding WorkForce Central’s recognized holidays. Records must be inspected at the WorkForce Central administrative office.
The requester must claim or review the assembled records within 30 days of WorkForce Central’s notification that the records are available for inspection or copying.
When the requester withdraws the request or fails to fulfill their obligation to inspect the records, retrieve the records, the Public Records Coordinator may close the request.
WorkForce Central may follow a reasonable schedule regarding retrieval of a record from an off-premises storage site so that no more than one trip per week to the remote site is required.
WorkForce Central will not charge a fee for the inspection of public records, for locating public records, or for making them available for copying.
WorkForce Central will charge fees for copies of records pursuant to the default fees in RCW 42.56.120(2)(b) and (c) and customized services pursuant to RCW 42.56.120(3).
How to Request Records
A request for public records should include the following information:
- The Requester’s:
- full legal name
- mailing address
- telephone number
- email address, if available
- Date and time of the request
- Whether the requester seeks to inspect records or obtain copies.
- If a requester seeks records that would include a list of individuals, the requester will be required to provide a declaration under penalty of perjury certifying sufficient facts from which the Public Records Coordinator or designee can reasonably determine that the records will not be used for any commercial purpose.
A records request should be submitted to the WorkForce Central Public Records Coordinator and delivered by:
- Email sent to email@example.com
- Form submission on our Public Records Request webpage.
- U.S. mail, addressed to:
Public Records Officer
3640 S. Cedar St., Suite E
Tacoma, WA 98409
Within five business days of receipt of the request, the Public Records Coordinator will do one or more of the following:
- Acknowledge receipt of the request and provide, in writing, a reasonable estimate of the time required to respond to the request.
- Acknowledge receipt of the request and request clarification.
- Make the records available for inspection or provide copies as requested.
- Provide an internet address and link to the WorkForce Central website for the specific record requested.
- Deny the request, in whole or in part.