FAQ: What do you do with a separated employee’s emails?

FAQ: What do you do with a separated employee’s emails?

What do you do with a separated employee’s emails?   When an employee leaves or is separated from the agency, you probably have a checklist of things that need to be done in order to close everything out for them. Hopefully, one of those things includes reviewing and transferring emails and if it doesn’t, it…

FAQ: What is Routine or Transitory Email?

In our last blog post about managing email, we looked at some examples and discussed the differences between Administrative and General Correspondence. Hopefully our brief examples helped you match your own correspondence to each of those series. The main thing about managing email that we want you to take away is that it’s always about…

Records Management Spotlight On: Dallas ISD

Do you have a records management success story that you would like to share?  Email us at slrminfo@tsl.texas.gov and you could be featured on our blog! When Chris Stone began working for Dallas Independent School District in 1999, the records center was located on the sixth floor of an old Proctor and Gamble soap factory. …

FAQ: Why Use a Disposition Log?

Texas law authorizes state agencies and local governments in compliance† to disposition a record under two conditions: (1) the record belongs to a record series on an approved records retention schedule and (2) its retention period has expired (Government Code §441.187; Local Government Records Act §202.001). As part of disposition, all Texas governments must use…

Revised Local Schedule GR – Effective September 15, 2015

A new edition of Local Schedule GR – Records Common to All Local Governments – will take effect tomorrow, September 15, 2015. The revised schedule was published for adoption in the September 4, 2015 issue of the Texas Register. The new schedule supersedes the revised 4th edition. We will post the new edition to our…

Body Camera Videos for Local Governments 101

  Senate Bill 158 (S.B. 158) took effect on September 1st of this year. This law amends Chapter 1701, subchapter N of the Occupations Code and authorizes Texas law enforcement agencies to apply for grants to help cover the costs of implementing a body camera program. Additionally, the law addresses some retention requirements for the video…