e-Records Conference 2018: Call for Presentations

The annual e-Records Conference will be held Friday, November 16, 2018. This event promotes improved electronic records management in Texas government by bringing together staff responsible for and interested in records management and information technology. Texas technology managers and records managers are working together in new and exciting ways. From governance initiatives to cloud, here…

Revised Local Schedule SD – Effective May 23, 2018

A new edition of Local Schedule SD – Records of Public School Districts – is effective today, May 23, 2018. The revised schedule was published for adoption in the May 18, 2018 issue of the Texas Register. The new schedule supersedes the 2nd edition. You can find the new edition on our Local Retention Schedules…

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Cyber Blackmail: More Than Just Ransomware

We are happy to welcome guest writers from the Texas Department of Information Resources, Daniel Hankins, Shared Services Security Manager and Andy Bennett, Director Information Security Governance. Ransomware, which is when a criminal encrypts an organization’s data and then demands payment before releasing the key required to reverse the encryption that is holding the victim’s…

Local Government Records Management Training – Register Now!

Local government classes will be held June 12-13, 2018. Each class is $15. Class size is limited to 24 people so register today! Classes are being held at the Lorenzo de Zavala Library and Archives Building, Tocker Learning Center, 1201 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701. Local Government Classes Introduction to Records Management – Full Day…

Day in the Life: Andrew Glass

I knew when joining the RMA unit that there was the occasional workday at the State Records Center. (I read about it on this blog!) This was a feature not a bug for me. So, when Sarah put out a call for extra hands for a workday at the State Records Center, I jumped on…

State Records Center Featured on Local Radio

We were pleased to see our own State Records Center building on Shoal Creek featured on the local radio station KUT 90.5 this morning. We were also pleased to see the comparison to the final scenes in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Manager Michael Shea was interviewed and provided a tour to the…

UPDATED State Records Management Education Materials

We are pleased to announce the State Records Management Education Materials have been updated and are available on the Records Management Interagency Coordinating Council (RMICC) website. In 2014, RMICC identified a need to broadly disseminate information about records management requirements at state agencies and universities. Also, the council determined a need for a second document…

Lucky Number 7 Has Arrived

The SLRM Records Management Assistance team is pleased to introduce me, the 7th government information analyst, Andrew Glass! Originally hailing from Corpus Christi, I opted to stick to my roots and will be consulting for the East-South region of Texas. I am an experienced problem solver and have spent most of my adult life as…