Alaska Statutes Title 40. Public Records and Recorders § 40.25.151. Confidentiality of retirement records

(a) Except as provided in (b)--(d) of this section, public records, including electronic services and products involving public records, containing information about a person and maintained under AS 14.25, AS 22.25, AS 26.05.222 -- 26.05.229 , AS 39.35, or former AS 39.37 shall be kept confidential and are not subject to inspection or copying under AS 40.25.110 -- 40.25.120 .

(b) Records described in (a) of this section concerning a person who is a member or former member of a state retirement system who is still living may only be released to

(1) the person or the person's guardian;

(2) the person's employer or former employer;

(3) a state agency authorized to obtain confidential information;

(4) another person if the person has

(A) written authorization for release from the affected member or former member or the member's or former member's guardian;  or

(B) a court order or subpoena to obtain the information.

(c) Records described in (a) of this section concerning a member or former member of a state retirement system who is deceased or a deceased member's named beneficiary may only be released to

(1) the member's named beneficiary or the beneficiary's guardian;

(2) the member's or former member's former employer;

(3) a state agency authorized to obtain confidential information;

(4) the personal representative of the member's or former member's estate;

(5) another person if the person has

(A) written authorization for release from the member or former member, the member's named beneficiary, or the personal representative of the member's or former member's estate;  or

(B) a court order or subpoena to secure the information.

(d) The name and address of a living person who is a member or former member of a state retirement system may be released to a retirement organization representing persons receiving benefits under a state retirement system if the retirement organization is affiliated with an organization representing employees of the employer under AS 23.40.070 -- 23.40.260 (Public Employment Relations Act).

(e) In this section, “state retirement system” means the teachers' retirement system under AS 14.25, the judicial retirement system under AS 22.25, the retirement system for members of the national guard under AS 26.05.222 -- 26.05.229 , the public employees' retirement system under AS 39.35, or the elected public officers retirement system under former AS 39.37.


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