How to Determine Local Government Status

Hopefully I’m not revealing a huge secret when I say a large part of the analysts’ responsibilities involves receiving, reviewing and processing local government compliance paperwork. Considering there are over 10,000 local governments across Texas, it keeps us pretty busy, especially since we end up receiving local government compliance paperwork from entities and departments that…

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…

New Webinar: Local Government Compliance 101

Is your local government in compliance? Are you unsure of what it actually means to be in compliance? Did you know that if a government office is out of compliance then no records may be destroyed until compliance is met? The process of getting into and staying in compliance is fairly easy, so don’t worry! …

Compliance 101 for Local Governments: Retention Schedules

Once a local government has filed a records management policy and designated a records management officer, the final step to achieving records management compliance is formally making a decision on how to retain government records. As stated in the Local Government Records Act, one of the responsibilities of a records management officer is to “prepare…

Compliance 101 for Local Governments: Records Management Policy

A records management policy is the first step to ensuring compliance with the The Local Government Records Act (LGRA). It’s where your government states in a plan/policy/order/resolution that it will ensure the efficient and effective control of those records. It’s also where you designate what position or person will serve as your records management officer.…

Compliance 101 for Local Governments: Overview

If you work for a local government and you’ve attended our trainings or called us with questions, there’s a good chance you’ve heard us talk about whether or not you’re “in compliance.” In this article, we’ll explain what it means to be in compliance and how you can achieve it. To start, we want to…