This is a noteworthy example of a governmental agency taking positive, timely steps to improve transparency. We also applaud the agency’s openness to a good suggestion from the public! -NJFOG
Fairfield Township Informant
posted by John Paff
Sept. 2, 2015
(Slightly paraphrased below. See the blog post for a link to the resolution.)
At its September 1, 2015 meeting, the Fairfield Township Committee passed Resolution 139-2015 establishing an e-mail retention policy that John Paff had drafted and sent to Township Solicitor John Carr on August 20, 2015. In summary, the policy requires the Township Administrator to establish a central GMail address and requires all Township officers and employees to cc all e-mails related to Township business to that address.
The policy may be temporary because the Township Administrator is currently looking to establish a new Township website. The new site will probably be robust enough to assign a Township e-mail address to each official, appointee and employee who needs one and securely retain e-mails.