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Building Your Internal Schedule for Local Governments

Per Local Government Code, 203.041 (LGC)(a.)1. local governments are required to manage an internal schedule. Some local governments have asked, “can I get the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s (TSLAC) local retention schedules in a spreadsheet?” Now we can do you one better! All of TSLAC’s 12 local retention schedules have been uploaded into…

Shows 6 steps to certify a state agency schedule

How Do I Recertify My State Agency Retention Schedule?

by Brianna Cochran For state agency Records Management Officers or liaisons tasked with recertifying their agency’s records retention schedule, the process can seem a bit overwhelming. This article will help break the process down into more manageable steps. Note: This article only applies to state agencies. For local governments looking to customize their local retention…

Remarkable Records

Remarkable Records: Spooky Records

With the changing of the seasons from summer to autumn brings in cooler weather, shorter days, and heralds in the spooky season. This season brings harvests, pumpkins, spectacular eye-catching displays, and eerie paranormal searches for the source of morbid curiosities. Searching for a sense of hair-raising sites and information of the departed, where might one…

Remarkable Records

Remarkable Records: Wildlife Edition

A common icebreaker question among records professionals is, “What is your favorite record series?” While we all have our own “favorites,” the twelve local government retention schedules include several series one might call “remarkable,” including this one: PW5550-03c WILDLIFE RECORDS Necropsy reports on dead marine mammals.   3 years. By regulation – 9 CFR 3.110(g). Located…

Revised Local Schedule EL – Effective March 18, 2020

The fourth edition of the Local Schedule EL – Records of Elections and Voter Registration – specifies the revisions, updates and new series passed by Senate Bill 5, 85th Legislature and House Bill 2910, 86th Legislature. The updated schedule EL took effect on March 18, 2020 and published on our Local Retention Schedules page on…