RIM Month- Records Management Mad Libs!

As you probably already know, April is RIM Month as well as National Poetry Month. In honor of these glorious topics, we decided to kick up our heels a bit and create some light-hearted posts featuring records management-inspired poetry and now some fun mad libs to add some humor to an already hilarious field. I don’t…

FAQ: What do you do with a separated employee’s emails?

FAQ: What do you do with a separated employee’s emails?

What do you do with a separated employee’s emails?   When an employee leaves or is separated from the agency, you probably have a checklist of things that need to be done in order to close everything out for them. Hopefully, one of those things includes reviewing and transferring emails and if it doesn’t, it…

FAQ: How Can I Set Up an Email Filing System?

Setting up a filing system for your emails is a huge step in managing those sometimes insurmountable inboxes. However, sometimes those filing systems are as difficult to manage as the inboxes themselves, if folders are created on-the-fly or as seemingly needed for specific emails. One way to avoid this is by developing a filing system…

FAQ: Is Email Always Correspondence?

Every day, our email inboxes fill up with all sorts of stuff: junk mail, meeting requests, policy updates, cat photos, leave requests, automatic response emails, blog updates. It can feel unwieldy to manage the amount and the type of email pouring in during the regular course of business. For some, the impulse is to delete…

FAQ: What is Routine or Transitory Email?

In our last blog post about managing email, we looked at some examples and discussed the differences between Administrative and General Correspondence. Hopefully our brief examples helped you match your own correspondence to each of those series. The main thing about managing email that we want you to take away is that it’s always about…

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e-Records Conference 2015: ERDMS Program Overview: Department of Interior

This is the second post of a multi-part recap of the 2015 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the e-Records Conference are available on the e-Records 2015 website. At the 2015 e-Records Conference, Vice President of Information Governance for IQ Business Group (IQBG) Carol Brock explained how her company helps the Department of Interior effectively manage 1M-70M…

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…