Employee Access to Records
Many states have statutes allowing employees access to their own personnel records. Kentucky law applies only to public sector employees. Upon written request, any state employee or applicant may examine his or her file and copy any part of it except for examination materials. If an employee is reprimanded or disciplined, the supervisor must document the action in detail and provide the worker with a copy. The employee may prepare a written response to any action or comment and have a response placed in the file.