Emails from 600 Colorado state employees are slated to vanish from public record

Email inboxes are slated to be purged this week for hundreds of state employees, The Denver Post has learned — a move that promises to eliminate access to government records that would otherwise be public.

The impacted employees work for the Department of Regulatory Agencies, divisions of which regulate key industries in Colorado, including insurance, electric utilities, banks, real estate and telecommunications.

The department’s roughly 600 employees have been notified several times since August about the coming purge, which begins Friday, spokeswoman Jillian Sarmo said. (Read more here…)