Access to public records is encouraged to foster confidence in government, to provide the public the opportunity to evaluate the expenditure of public funds, and for the efficient and proper functioning of its institutions. Georgia's Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. 50-18-70 et seq., provides that all public records of an agency must be made available for inspection or copying unless they are specifically exempt by law. Generally, these records must be made available within three business days of the receipt of the request. It is the policy of the Albany Technical College to provide access to all public records in accordance with the law.

The State of Georgia’s Open Records Act contacts at Albany Technical College are as follows:

Open Records Requests

Lola Edwards, Executive Director of Human Resources
Albany Technical College
1704 S. Slappey Blvd.
Albany, GA 31701

Albany Technical College Open Records Procedure

Albany Technical College (ATC) is a State of Georgia Open Records Institution. According to the Georgia Open Records Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq., public records that are responsive to a request must be produced for inspection within a reasonable amount of time not to exceed three business days from receipt of a request. In those instances where some, but not all, records are available within the three business days, records that can be located and produced shall be made available. In any instances where responsive records exist but are unavailable within three business days, the Open Records Officer as listed below must, within three business days, provide the requestor with a description of the records, estimated cost of production, and timeline for production. Access to records must be provided as soon as practicable.

More information concerning this procedure can be found in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Policy Manual, procedure II. C. 14 Open Records Request. This manual can be found on the TCSG website.