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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…

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Now Available! SACCRIM Education Pamphlets on Email Management and RIM Training Priorities

Program Planning and Research Specialist Joshua Clark spoke with Michael Shea of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) about a recent project of the State Agency Coordinating Committee Records and Information Management (SACCRIM) subcommittee. Michael Shea was the State Records Center Manager for seven years before joining TWC in 2019 as the Records Management Officer. He…

How to Amend a State Agency Retention Schedule

Sometimes as a state agency records management officer (RMO), you may find that your certified state agency records retention schedule needs to be updated before the next recertification is due. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has a process for this called a schedule amendment. It is similar to the process for submitting…

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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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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…

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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…