Telecommunication and Records

These days, the word “telecommunication” or, as it’s more commonly referred, “telecommuting” is something everyone is hearing. But what is telecommuting anyway, and how does it apply to records management? Telecommunication means communication over a distance by telephone, cable, or broadcasting.  For most people, this means working from home on a desktop or laptop computer.…

e-Records 2019: Slay the Public Records Request Dragons

How can your organization improve the way in handles public records requests to avoid lawsuits? How well do you keep up to date with legislative changes that affect your organization’s records management and public records request program? One of several information sessions that were given during the e-Records 2019 Conference on November 15, 2019 was…

Audience for TPIA presentation

e-Records 2017: “The Public Information Act and Updates from the 85th Legislative Session”

This is the second post of a multi-part recap of the 2017 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the conference are available on the e-Records 2017 website. Information Governance: Take Control and Succeed The Public Information Act and Updates from the 85th Legislative Session After the Opening Remarks, Justin Gordon from the Office of the Attorney…

e-Records 2016 Conference Sessions Recap: “Process Mapping as a Best Practice” and “Email Redactions Made Easy”

This is the third post of a multi-part recap of the 2016 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the conference are available on the e-Records 2016 website. 1. At the Intersection of Technology and Records Management 2. “Accessing the Texas Digital Archive” and “Enterprise Information Management in Sharepoint 2016” 3. “Process Mapping as a Best Practice” and “Email…

FAQ: Do I have to keep copies of records I produced to fulfill a public information request?

Recently TSLAC has received a flurry of questions from state agencies and local governments about retaining records related to public information requests. Some people have asked if the government must make extra copies of the requested records and retain the extra copies with the correspondence and documentation that initiates, processes, and responds to the request. The answer is…