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Commonly Used Exemptions

The Code of Virginia allows any public body to withhold certain records from public disclosure. the University of Virginia commonly withholds records subject to the following exemptions:

  1. Personnel records (§ 2.2-3705.1 (1) of the Code of Virginia)
  2. Records subject to attorney-client privilege (§ 2.2-3705.1 (2)) or attorney work product (§ 2.2-3705.1 (3))
  3. Vendor proprietary information (§ 2.2-3705.1 (6))
  4. Records relating to the negotiation and award of a contract, prior to a contract being awarded (§ 2.2-3705.1 (12))