Emergency Preparedness for Local Governments

It is that time of the year again: hurricane season started on June 1 and runs through November 30. Historically, the peak threat for the Texas coast is in August and September. However, hurricanes have struck the Texas coast during every month of hurricane season. Additionally, due to COVID-19, your agency may be reevaluating your…

Documenting the Premature Destruction of Local Government Records

We live in Texas – the state that can rightfully boast of being susceptible to nearly every kind of extreme weather scenario. In this young century, we’ve endured hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, earthquakes, wildfires, blistering droughts, flooding: you name it – we’ve experienced it. Texas is also not immune from human errors like electrical fires, accidental…

Customizing Your Local Government Retention Schedule

Post for state agencies coming soon. Local governments are afforded a lot of leeway when adopting TSLAC’s Local Government Schedules. It may seem daunting at first to familiarize yourself with, and meet the mandatory minimums, of 100 or even 1000 record series, but it doesn’t have to be. Customization is still king Before September 1,…

FAQ: Are We In Compliance?

If you work for a local government and have interacted with us, there’s a good chance you’ve heard us talk about whether or not you’re “in compliance.” We can make it sound more fun and call it the paperwork polka, the due diligence dance, or the Texas 3-step! But regardless of the level of fun…

New Webinars Coming Soon – Disposition 101 and Managing Email

Does the word “Disposition” terrify you?  When you hear the word “Disposition,” do you tilt your head like a confused puppy? Well, you’re not alone! Because disposition can be daunting task – I’m looking at you, Mr. and Mrs. Permanent Until Not Permanent – we have decided to give our local governments and state agencies…

What You May Have Missed

Back in February, we had an unfortunate glitch with blog notifications, and we were very sad to find out that our new articles (which we’re really proud of!) weren’t hitting subscribers’ inbox. So, if you haven’t already, check out some of the fresh Texas Record content.

RIM Month Fun: Memes

SLRM likes to make a fun post every April to celebrate RIM month. In the past, we’ve done Emoji Retention and RIM Mad Libs. It’s been a difficult RIM Month 2020 – with event cancellations, folks working from home, and everyone figuring out new workflows to serve Texans. We could all use a mirthful chuckle…