TSLAC’s Turn

State agencies in Texas are required to undergo an agency wide assessment and review every 12 years. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s turn is in 2019. To prepare for the review TSLAC will conduct a self assessment this year. Part of this process is to get feedback from our stakeholders and constituents. If…

What needs to be addressed in an E-Records Management Policy

Recently, many questions have been raised about how to establish a electronic records (e-records) management policy. One of the main questions we’ve received is what is covered within an e-records management policy. An e-records management policy enhances the organization’s policy on information management and storage.  A well-crafted policy should address the following: Specify which e-records…

We Don’t Retreat, We Attack!

“SNAP!” That was the crisp sound of tape being removed from the doughnut boxes as staff exchanged groggy good mornings inside Dock #1 on Friday morning before the sun even came up on March 24th. It might have a been a good day to stay in and reflect on our achievements and future plans, maybe…

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FAQ: How Do I Calculate Fiscal Year?

Establishing a fiscal year is imperative to the disposal of certain records i.e. financial records. The fiscal year may vary between government offices and state agencies.  In building this tool, I used the months of August and September as planning factors in order to align the tools with the fiscal year end of state agencies and local…

Welcome Ben and Gina

The SLRM Records Management Assistance team has welcomed two new analysts, Benjamin Barlow and Gina Cervantes, to the team. They actually joined us at the beginning of the year, so you may have already met them if you are in the West or South Texas regions. Ben and Gina bring a lot of records and information…

Happy Valentine’s Day from Denton County!

Recently, I got an unexpected, delightful email from Denton County.  I’m used to getting emails asking me records questions, advertising relevant webinars and events, and reminders from my bosses, but I had never, ever, EVER gotten a valentine, much less a RECORDS MANAGEMENT THEMED valentine!  Look at how adorable these are! I took the opportunity…