WMU Guide Regarding Requests Under Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act
In 1976, the Michigan Legislature enacted P.A. 442, known as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
An act to provide for public access to certain records of public bodies; to permit certain fees; to prescribe the power and duties of certain public officers and public bodies; to provide remedies and penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.
It is public policy of this state that all persons, except those persons incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities, are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees, consistent with the Act. The people shall be informed so that they may fully participate in the democratic process.
Freedom of Information Act Policy:FOIA Resolution
Fees charged for processing requests under the Freedom of Information Act will be charged as allowed by the Michigan Freedom of Information Act. Fees charged for duplicating will be based on guidelines provided by the University's Department of Logistical Services.
Michigan Legislature: Michigan Freedom of Information Act
Freedom of Information Act Fees: Procedures and Guidelines Regarding Fees
WMU Freedom of Information Act Office
1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Mail Stop #5423
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5200
Carrick D. Craig
Freedom of Information Act Officer