Records Custodian

Records Custodians: Why It’s a Great Idea to Appoint Them

In the past two weeks, we’ve talked about the duties of a Records Management Officer and how  important it is for them to identify allies in the workplace. It’s unlikely that the Records Management Officer can realistically keep track of every single record at all times. How do you handle this? You need to know…

Records Liaisons and Where to Find Them

Are you the lone wolf Records Management Officer leading the charge and taking the responsibility of records management in your organization? Maybe you’re fine just the way you are, but maybe you’d like a little help now and again to help implement the records management program and keep things running smoothly. This is where a…

What does it take to be a Records Management Officer?

Being a Records Management Officer (RMO) can seem like a huge undertaking. Being in charge of all of your organization’s records? Making sure your organization is abiding by records management laws? Protecting your organization from an audit? As RMO, you do have a great deal of power and responsibility. What are the main functions of…

Who’s Who in Records Management

We often talk about the importance of various roles in the world of records management. Most are familiar with the position of records management officer (RMO), but there are other important figures who have a hand in managing records. We will be introducing each of the major roles in a new blog series. Governing Body/State…

Analyst Tip

Video: What does the shading mean on your local schedules?

Today’s Analyst Tip video addresses the mysterious (or not the so mysterious) shading that we’ve used on some of our local schedules. What does it mean when something is darker gray and why? Watch to find out! Have an idea for a future Analyst Tips video? Let us know! Email us today at slrminfo@tsl.texas.gov or…

Using Personal Email for Government Business is a Bad Idea – Here’s Why

We’ve all recently read about several government officials using personal email accounts or email servers to conduct government business.  But they are not alone by any means – a recent survey of 412 high-level government employees conducted by Atlantic Media’s Government Executive Meeting Group revealed that approximately one-third of the employees surveyed said they sometimes…

Cloud Storage

What is the Cloud? In our daily consulting, we often get asked questions about using the Cloud as a means of storing records. When we throw around the term “cloud storage,” we’re really talking about cloud computing, which encompasses cloud storage, or “renting” space on a server for storage; but cloud computing is much bigger.…