Public Records Request

Public Record Request

Public records maintained by the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) are available for inspection by members of the public pursuant to the California Public Records Act (PRA) contained in California Government Code section 7920 et seq.

What are “Public Records”?

The PRA broadly defines “public records” to include all written and recorded records in CWDB’s possession unless the PRA or other law exempts the records from disclosure. Printed and photocopied documents, internal and external correspondence, handwritten notes, computer data, electronic files, and audio and video recordings are all public records subject to disclosure unless they fall within an exemption. The PRA provides for public access to records CWDB generates and records created by others that CWDB has in its possession.

The PRA provides for the disclosure of existing identifiable records. CWDB is not required to prepare new records in response to a request or to compile, synthesize, summarize, or index information or records in a form that does not exist at the time of the request.

How to Request Public Records

Requests for public records may be made:

Online:          Complete the Public Records Request Form below

Email:            Email a detailed request to

Mail:               California Workforce Development Board
                       ATTN: Public Records Request
                       800 Capitol Mall, Ste. 1022
                       Sacramento, CA 95814-4703

In Person:      Call us at (916) 657-1440 to make an appointment.

In order for CWDB to locate the requested records, the request must clearly describe an identifiable record. The CWDB is available to assist in formulating the request.

Whenever possible, a request should include:

  • Names of initiatives, projects, workforce regions, and/or things the records involve.
  • The date or date range for which the records are being sought.
  • The branch or unit of CWDB that created or maintains the records.

Processing Requests:

Some simple requests can be satisfied immediately. For most requests, CWDB requires up to ten (10) days to notify the requester whether CWDB has disclosable records. Under some circumstances, CWDB requires an additional 14 days to make those initial determinations.

Records will be provided in an electronic format unless otherwise requested.

Exempt Records

The Legislature has established that certain records may be exempt from public disclosure. These exemptions balance the public’s right to access public records against the individual right to privacy and the need for government to perform its statutory duties. A list of statutory exemptions can be found in the California Public Records Act, Government Code, sections 7920 – 7931.

Public Records Request Form

Please fill out the form below to request records.

Provide as much detailed information as possible (name of initiative, project, organization or company name, date range, geographic area, etc.).

If you do not receive a response within 10 business days, please contact us at 916-657-1440 or email us at to ensure that we have received your request.