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…

Deadline for Comments on Proposed Schedule Changes Extended

The proposed changes for the retention period for correspondence in Local Schedule GR and the Texas State Records Retention Schedule are still available for viewing in the Texas Register and we are still accepting public comments on them.  These comments are extremely helpful in determining whether the proposed changes will significantly impact state agencies’ and local governments’ records management…

Local Schedules to be posted in the Texas Register

We are pleased to announce that the remaining 10 local government retention schedules will be published in the Texas Register on Friday, November 19, 2010. This issue will include revisions to: Local Schedule CC: Records of County Clerks Local Schedule DC: Records of District Clerks Local Schedule EL: Records of Elections and Voter Registration Local…

Local Schedules Revision Updates

We get lots of questions every week from local governments curious about when the revisions to the local retention schedules will be complete. Here is a little bit of information on the approval process and the current status of all local government schedules. The approval process: Under the direction of the State Records Administrator, TSLAC Government…

FAQ: “Which schedules should we adopt?”

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission created twelve retention schedules that local governments may adopt as their records control schedules using form SLR 508.  These schedules contain over 1,500 records series covering many different types of government records, from financial records to hazardous waste management records to student transcripts to zoo records.  Because our…