Guest Blog: Kay Steed, State Agency RMO

We are excited to launch a new blog series featuring records management personnel in Texas sharing their experiences in the field. Let us know if you would like to share your words of wisdom (or humor!) here on The Texas Record and be our next guest blogger. Our first guest blogger is Kay Steed, CRM,…

Electronic Records Resources Now Available

TSLAC updated Bulletin 1: Electronic Records Standards and Procedures in 2017, and since then, we’ve been gathering resources to provide guidance to state agencies trying to fulfill the requirements of the bulletin. The bulletin was rewritten to be intentionally higher-level and broad, to allow for more considerations of electronic records in a general sense, instead…

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Cyber Blackmail: More Than Just Ransomware

We are happy to welcome guest writers from the Texas Department of Information Resources, Daniel Hankins, Shared Services Security Manager and Andy Bennett, Director Information Security Governance. Ransomware, which is when a criminal encrypts an organization’s data and then demands payment before releasing the key required to reverse the encryption that is holding the victim’s…

New Video Course for State Agencies

Are you new to state records management or need a refresher? We are pleased to announce a new online video course for state agency records management officers and records liaisons. (For those of you working for counties, municipalities, school districts, etc., we are currently revamping local government online courses as well!) Click here to access…

Day in the Life: Andrew Glass

I knew when joining the RMA unit that there was the occasional workday at the State Records Center. (I read about it on this blog!) This was a feature not a bug for me. So, when Sarah put out a call for extra hands for a workday at the State Records Center, I jumped on…

State Records Center Featured on Local Radio

We were pleased to see our own State Records Center building on Shoal Creek featured on the local radio station KUT 90.5 this morning. We were also pleased to see the comparison to the final scenes in the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Manager Michael Shea was interviewed and provided a tour to the…

UPDATED State Records Management Education Materials

We are pleased to announce the State Records Management Education Materials have been updated and are available on the Records Management Interagency Coordinating Council (RMICC) website. In 2014, RMICC identified a need to broadly disseminate information about records management requirements at state agencies and universities. Also, the council determined a need for a second document…