compliance webinar

New Webinar: Achieving Compliance

Announcing our powered-up compliance webinar to help your office in the fight against non-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…

Welcome (Back), Bri!

Back in late 2019, we had to say goodbye to an analyst on our team, but for a good reason—she moved to England! It was a bittersweet departure because she was a good fit with the team and had a growing interest in the field of records and information management. Now we don’t normally announce…

New RRS format walking the catwalk.

New Look for State Agency Schedule Amendments

State agency schedule amendments have a new look! The final-approved PDF copies of state agency schedules have a new streamlined format. These format changes were made to improve the readability and usability of state agency schedules. What’s required of you? Nothing! Procedures for submitting an amendment have not changed. All final publishing of state agency…

policy

New Policy Template for Local Governments

WHEREUNTO, the policy models of yore have duly met the minimum retention period for administrative value. HEREBY, the Records Management Assistance unit has produced an updated policy template for non-elected local governments to use! For most of the last decade TSLAC offered 4 different policy models for any local government to use to satisfy the…

Unwrapping the Archives

When most people think of archives, the first thing that comes to mind is Indiana Jones swinging on vines and storing artifacts in giant rooms. While that is an interesting popular image, the archives and archivists here at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) are the protectors of documented history. The State Archives…