Updates to Juvenile Records Laws

Last year, we were invited to participate in the Juvenile Records Advisory Committee (JRAC), a group composed of prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, court staff, probation officials, and others who are experts in the field of law, especially focused on juveniles in the court system. Our goal was to rewrite Chapter 58 of Texas Family Code,…

Proposed Revisions to Local Schedule SD: We Want Your Feedback!

As part of our effort to maintain up-to-date local government records retention schedules, we are currently working to update Local Schedule SD: Records of Public School Districts. We will be presenting a draft to our Commission at a meeting later this year to begin the Local Schedule approval process, but before we begin the official…

FAQ: What do “filed” and “recorded” mean on Local Schedule CC?

Get ready county clerks, because this post is just for you… A common question posed to the analysts here at TSLAC concerns the difference between records series on Local Schedule CC that look nearly identical but have different retention periods. A good example is series CC1400-11 and CC1400-10. Both are for deputation records, but only…

A History of Records Management in Texas

Recently, an RMO who used to work as an analyst for TSLAC contacted us about some materials he had collected from his time here, and wondered if we would like to have them as items of historical interest. Being who we are, we enthusiastically said yes! A box arrived shortly after, an absolute treasure trove…

Revised Local Schedule GR – Effective April 17, 2016

A new edition of Local Schedule GR – Records Common to All Local Governments – will take effect on April 17, 2016. The revised schedule was published for adoption in the April 8, 2016 issue of the Texas Register. The revised schedule supersedes the 5th edition. The revised 5th edition contains the following changes: GR1075-04…

Proposed Revisions to Local Schedule PS

As part of our effort to maintain up-to-date local government records retention schedules, we are currently working to update Local Schedule PS: Records of Public Safety Agencies. We will be presenting a draft to our Commission at a meeting later this year to begin the Local Schedule approval process, but before we begin the official…

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…