Getting the Most Out of Your State Records Retention Schedule, Part III: RSINs

Records Series Item Numbers (RSINs) are the unique string of characters that TSLAC uses to identify each series on the State Records Retention Schedule (RRS) and its supplement, the University Records Retention Schedule (URRS). These are “theory documents” that are nonetheless published as administrative rules for state agencies. The heck does that mean? By “theory…

Tracking Bills in the 2021 Legislative Session

The determination of retention periods is based on a review of the administrative, fiscal, legal, and historical value of the information being created or received in the course of conducting business. Every legislative session, lawmakers propose a multitude of measures that affect the management of existing records or create new types of records. This year…

The Bucketing Strategy as a Precautionary Solution

Agencies or local governments that are tight on storage space might look forward to speedily carrying out disposition on records that have met their full retention periods, but there are cases when reaching a destruction eligibility date may not put the records manager in the clear to destroy or transfer those records. In those cases,…

Microfilm reel

Microfilm Destruction Tips

Are you looking to streamline your microfilm destruction methods? Do you already have a system in place? In any case, you might find these pointers below helpful to incorporate into your organization’s practices. Step 1: Make sure you have procedures in place. Will the destruction be done in-house, or will you hire an outside vendor?…

New RRS format walking the catwalk.

New Look for State Agency Schedule Amendments

State agency schedule amendments have a new look! The final-approved PDF copies of state agency schedules have a new streamlined format. These format changes were made to improve the readability and usability of state agency schedules. What’s required of you? Nothing! Procedures for submitting an amendment have not changed. All final publishing of state agency…