Thank you, Caldwell County

This week my colleague Andrew Glass and I headed out to Lockhart, TX and taught a 2-day class for employees of several Caldwell County offices. We enjoyed being able to provide face-to-face instruction and consulting for the attendees, and based on their competitive round of Jeopardy at the end of day 2, we think they…

April is RIM Month

We had to wait until April 2nd to post this, because RIM month is NO JOKE! But we do have a few fun blog posts planned for this industry-related celebration, so stay tuned. Records and Information Management Month (RIMM) is celebrated internationally for the month of April to promote the RIM profession and to highlight…

SLRM Career Opportunities at TSLAC

If you are looking to enter the field or make a transition into records and information management, the State and Local Records Management (SLRM) division is looking to fill positions for three government information analysts and one administrative assistant. Check out the formal job descriptions for these opportunities and links to apply on our agency’s…

New Year’s Cleanup

You don’t have to – and probably shouldn’t! – use the trendy KonMari method of cleaning and organizing when it comes to managing government records. We can’t exactly apply the principle of whether or not a record ‘sparks joy’, because if that were the case, the public would be very upset about how much we…

FAQ: How Long Do I Keep Email?

A long time ago (relative to our blog’s history), we published the first of many frequently-asked-question articles about retention of email. The answer we give today when people ask how long to keep email is still the same (“it depends!”), but we have since published many more articles dissecting the topic. Today, we’ve compiled a…

New Video Course for State Agencies

Are you new to state records management or need a refresher? We are pleased to announce a new online video course for state agency records management officers and records liaisons. (For those of you working for counties, municipalities, school districts, etc., we are currently revamping local government online courses as well!) Click here to access…