Virginia Freedom of Information Act

Policy Regarding the Use of Exemptions

The general policy of Smyth County is to invoke the personnel records exemption in those instances where it applies in order to protect the privacy of employees and officials of Smyth County.
 
The general policy of Smyth County is to invoke the contract negotiations exemption whenever it applies in order to protect Smyth County bargaining position and negotiating strategy.
 
The County reserves the right to utilize any exemption provided under the Freedom of Information Act.
 
Exemptions are exercised on a case by case basis.