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…

Proposed Changes to Schedule GR: Construction Project Records

We are currently accepting public comments concerning changes to Local Schedule GR. The new 5th edition became effective September 15, 2015. We received comments concerning GR1075-16 Construction Project Records. We’ve addressed these comments and are proposing new amendments to Schedule GR. The proposed changes can be viewed in the Texas Register, December 4th issue. The…

Revised Local Schedule GR – Effective September 15, 2015

A new edition of Local Schedule GR – Records Common to All Local Governments – will take effect tomorrow, September 15, 2015. The revised schedule was published for adoption in the September 4, 2015 issue of the Texas Register. The new schedule supersedes the revised 4th edition. We will post the new edition to our…

Body Camera Videos for Local Governments 101

  Senate Bill 158 (S.B. 158) took effect on September 1st of this year. This law amends Chapter 1701, subchapter N of the Occupations Code and authorizes Texas law enforcement agencies to apply for grants to help cover the costs of implementing a body camera program. Additionally, the law addresses some retention requirements for the video…