Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act ensures that citizens of the Commonwealth and certain media members have ready access to public records that reside in the custody of public bodies, public officials and public employees and that they will be freely admitted to the meetings in which public bodies conduct the business of the people. The Act is also intended to promote a greater awareness by all persons of governmental activities, and to offer citizens every opportunity to witness the operations of government. (Code of Virginia, §2.2-3700.)
This policy concerns requests for information that were submitted to the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWC) and responses by VWC employees to requests made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, §2.2-3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia. To view the complete VWC FOIA Policy, please see the link above.