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…

FAQ: Can I destroy a paper original after scanning?

Of all the FAQs we get, this might be the most FAQiest of them all! Both local governments and state agencies want to know if they ‘go paperless’—if they digitize their essential records—can they get rid of the original paper or film copies? Yes! Records management laws and rules applicable to state agencies and local…

Disposition 101 Webinar Now Available

We are very excited to announce the newly revamped Disposition 101 webinar, which is now available on our website along with several other free records management webinars and supplemental resources. Check out the Disposition 101 webinar page for the video recording, handouts and a certificate of completion. This webinar is for state agency and local…

Customizing Your Local Government Retention Schedule

Post for state agencies coming soon. Local governments are afforded a lot of leeway when adopting TSLAC’s Local Government Schedules. It may seem daunting at first to familiarize yourself with, and meet the mandatory minimums, of 100 or even 1000 record series, but it doesn’t have to be. Customization is still king Before September 1,…