Emails are being purged across Colorado state government

The Denver Post: Coloradans seeking to better understand state government or hold it accountable may be hampered by the fact that emails to and from government employees are in many cases wiped out within one month.

The emails of state government employees are usually public records, subject to the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA). But a Denver Post investigation found that most employees’ inboxes are purged regularly and there are wildly inconsistent email retention policies across state government, which employs some 30,000 classified staff members.

At least two state lawmakers say they’re interested in fixing this inconsistency next year.

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