FAQ: Should I adopt TSLAC’s schedules or Create a Custom Schedule?

One of the most critical decisions you must make as a records management officer at a local government is deciding on a schedule for records retention. This schedule gives you the authority to destroy records. In developing your records retention plan, you must choose from the following three options: Forego a records retention schedule and…

e-Records 2017: “How to Succeed at Information Governance in the Cloud”

This is the final post of a multi-part recap of the 2017 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the conference are available on the e-Records 2017 website. Information Governance: Take Control and Succeed The Public Information Act and Updates from 85th Legislative Session TSLAC Wants Your Electronic Records Establishing Information Governance for Local Governments in Microsoft…

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…