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 February 1, 2012  Workplace

Dennis Thompson Jr. reports:

Some Oregon state workers are shocked and angry that a key legislator gained access to their home email addresses through public records requests with state agencies.

A number of state employees received an email at home last week from Rep. Dennis Richardson, R-Central Point, who asked them to participate in a survey to help identify cost-saving measures.

“It concerned me when I got a personal email from an elected official,” said Barbara Neliton, an employee at Oregon Private Health Partnerships. “My first reaction was, ‘How did they get my address?'”

Read more on StatesmanJournal.com

I don’t blame folks for being upset. If personal e-mail addresses are subject to open records law, then no state or public employee should ever provide their real home e-mail address to an employer. Throwaway account time…?

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