The University of Colorado Denver Human Resources Department will treat all information with appropriate discretion, given the nature of the information and the circumstances regarding its use. We care about our employees and their privacy and, whenever possible, will keep their information and inquiries confidential. State and federal law requires that certain information be kept confidential. In contrast, some information is considered an open record under the law and must be disclosed upon proper request. In cases where University policies or the law require disclosure, the safety of our faculty, staff, students or others is compromised, or there is a compelling business reason, HR will also use appropriate discretion in disclosing employee information to those who have a legitimate need to know. Employees with additional questions about confidentiality are encouraged to ask us for clarification on a case by case basis and to use the confidential services of the campus Ombuds Office.