At the February 15th meeting of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, six more local retention schedules were approved by the Commission. Local Schedules EL, GR, HR, PW, TX, and UT were given final approval by the Commission and will be posted soon to the Texas Register for a 20-day viewing period. At the end of the 20-day period, the schedules will become effective and all local governments who have adopted the schedules will be able to use the retention periods in the updated versions.
Four of the schedules (Local Schedules CC, DC, LC, and PS) were not able to be approved due to ongoing concerns over the retention periods for juvenile records. These issues are close to being resolved, and we anticipate these four schedules will be approved at the Commission’s April meeting. We appreciate your patience with the process and look forward to sharing additional information soon.