Governor Nikki Haley announced Wednesday that she has agreed to preserve records including her and her staff’s emails under the new updated records retention policy.
The Governor’s Office finalized the new policy with the state Department of Archives and History (DAH). It is the first time that the Governor’s Office has clarified open records policies in 40 years.
“When we took office, we adopted the same policy that has been used by previous administrations, but, even as we preserved thousands of records and correspondence, we found room to strengthen the policy,” says Governor Nikki Haley.
The office has also asked DAH to provide additional guidance and clarification to all public agencies regarding e-mail retention.
South Carolina Radio Network’s Tripp Girardeau contributed to this report.