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How Long is “AV”?

For the most part, the minimum retention periods set out in TSLAC’s schedules provide a specific amount of time that records must be kept. However, some record series have the retention period “AV: as long as administratively valuable.” How long should governments keep those types of records? Well, each government will need to make that…

LGRA Compliance: Defining “Elected County Officials”

When helping local governments achieve compliance, we commonly receive the questions about which forms to use. The compliance forms differ depending on whether you are non-elected or elected office. Sometimes we receive questions about the difference in elected by the public versus elected by the board in ascertaining the forms. What does the term “elected…

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RIM Styles: Take the Quiz to Find Yours

As public servants, records and information management (RIM) is a simple fact of life—statute applies to us all. However, regulation does not imply homogeneity, and RIM programs are as unique as the entities that create them. April is RIM month, and we at TSLAC want to take a moment to celebrate all the different RIM…

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Remote Training for Local Governments!

We are excited to announce that we will be conducting free introductory records management classes via Zoom for local governments on: Local Governments: Records Management Basics Tuesday, March 15, 2022 – 9:00a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Central) – Register here! These classes are free for local government employees in Texas. Visit our training page for registration…

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Adding to Our Team

The records management assistance team at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission welcomes a new analyst this month. Read more about Katherine Hoffman, who is now the point of contact for local governments in the East-South region of Texas. The East-South region is comprised of the following counties: AransasAustinBexarBrazoriaCalhounColoradoComal DeWittGoliadGonzalesGuadalupeJacksonKarnesKendall LavacaMatagordaRefugioVictoriaWallerWhartonWilson To find the…

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SLRM Customer Service Survey

As a valued customer who works for a Texas state agency or local government, we invite you to evaluate our services in this biennial customer service survey. The survey asks you to rate and submit suggestions and comments about the State and Local Records Management division generally and provides opportunities to rate and comment on…