The Bucketing Strategy as a Precautionary Solution

Agencies or local governments that are tight on storage space might look forward to speedily carrying out disposition on records that have met their full retention periods, but there are cases when reaching a destruction eligibility date may not put the records manager in the clear to destroy or transfer those records. In those cases,…

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New Webinar: Achieving Compliance

Announcing our powered-up compliance webinar to help your office in the fight against non-compliance! If you work for a local government and have interacted with us, there’s a good chance you’ve heard us talk about whether or not you’re “in compliance.” We can make it sound more fun and call it the paperwork polka, the…

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Microfilm Destruction Tips

Are you looking to streamline your microfilm destruction methods? Do you already have a system in place? In any case, you might find these pointers below helpful to incorporate into your organization’s practices. Step 1: Make sure you have procedures in place. Will the destruction be done in-house, or will you hire an outside vendor?…

Welcome (Back), Bri!

Back in late 2019, we had to say goodbye to an analyst on our team, but for a good reason—she moved to England! It was a bittersweet departure because she was a good fit with the team and had a growing interest in the field of records and information management. Now we don’t normally announce…

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New Policy Template for Local Governments

WHEREUNTO, the policy models of yore have duly met the minimum retention period for administrative value. HEREBY, the Records Management Assistance unit has produced an updated policy template for non-elected local governments to use! For most of the last decade TSLAC offered 4 different policy models for any local government to use to satisfy the…

Guest Blog: Preparedness Awareness

Contributing Author: Normel ChatmonRecords Analyst Fort Bend ISD Police Department September is National Preparedness Month. However, for some local governments, being prepared may be challenging—especially in the records world and specifically, in ISD police department records. So the question to all of Texas independent school district police departments: is your records management department prepared for…