SLRM Customer Service Survey

As a valued customer who works for a state agency or local government, you are invited to rate our services in this biennial customer service survey.  This survey covers Records Management Assistance (consulting, training, and publications) for state agencies and local governments. Additionally for state agencies, it covers the State Records Center, the Imaging Services unit, Billing…

What do we need to do?

I know, another blah blah blog post from the odd* Records Center Manager.  Well, let’s try to do this a little differently, and remove MOST of my flowery/over the top/nearly grammatically correct lingo in favor of a quick…Oh, never mind I can’t even end this sentence quickly. I want to know what we can do…

We’re Barking Mad for Security

So, your critical system goes down and your entire network is wiped out by an employee opening an attachment to answer a desperate plea from a foreign Prince, innocently seeking a onetime small investment to give said swift thinking and acting employee MILLIONS of dollars for their small token of generously donating a few hundred…

The State Records Center Ain’t Full

In 2005 (or so) tobacco litigation made an impact on the State Records Center that we are still seeing signs of today.  At some point the Records Center was full and we were banned from destroying any records while the lawyers duked out something related to tobacco.  I hear they deduced it may be…hold on…

Meet Your Records Center Manager!

Well, I’ve been cornered, coerced…talked to… by my co-workers (okay, my boss) to begin adding a few words here from time to time in this space about the State Records Center. My name is Michael Shea and in June of 2012 I took over managing the state records center after working in several different divisions…

Secure Document Destruction Contract: Council on Competitive Government Announces Update

By Nanette Pfiester, Program Planning and Research Specialist The Secure Document Destruction Contract gives state agencies and local governments the ability to acquire efficient and secure destruction of confidential documents (paper and non-paper like microforms).  Some service providers also handle electronic waste (e-Waste) and non-traditional materials (items with agency or program logos and information that…

FY13 Records Center Fee Schedule

By Craig Kelso, Director, State and Local Records Management To our state agency customers, The FY2013 Fee Schedule for the State Records Center, which was approved by the TSLAC Commission on June 5, 2012, will take effect September 1, 2012. Download: Storage and Imaging Fees State Records Center FY2013 (PDF) The State Records Center implemented…

Digital Archives Program at the General Land Office

By Jan Ferrari, Government Information Analyst Good records management procedures support digital archives programs. To that end, I have visited the Texas General Land Office (GLO) a few times in the past to see the wonderful map collections, but also to gain a better understanding of their digital archives program. Susan Dorsey, their Director of Technical Services,…