Records Management Training and Resources

Our foundational records management training is designed to help agency heads, elected officials, records management officers and other staff establish and administer efficient records management programs. If you would like to be notified when new classes or webinars are scheduled, please subscribe to our blog, The Texas Record


Webinars

Our webinars are developed with the goal of supporting government records management programs in the State of Texas. We cover a wide range of records management topics and provide supplemental resources as well as pathways to further continuing education.

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Online Classes

Records Management Basics for Local Governments
Remote and via Zoom

This course is an abbreviated mashup of our traditional in-person classes for local governments: Introduction to Records Management and Managing Electronic Records. Two days condensed to three hours! Attendees will learn the basic concepts of records management: legal obligations, definitions, and how to read a retention schedule. This course in intended for local government Records Management Officers, elected county officials, and other local government employees involved in the management of records. Download full course description (PDF).

Available Classes:

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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Class capacity: 250 registrants

Records Management Basics for State Agencies
Remote and via Zoom

Learn the basic concepts of records management: legal obligations, definitions, and how to use a retention schedule. We will also cover the disposition process for how to handle records at the end of their life cycle. This course is intended for state agency Records Management Officers and Liaisons, state employees who are new to records management, or anyone seeking a refresher on the topic.

Available Classes:

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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Class capacity: 250 registrants


In-person Classes

We provide cost-effective in-person training in Austin for state agencies and local governments. Classes are designed to assist agency heads, elected officials, records management officers and other government staff with establishing and administering efficient records management programs.  Classes are typically held on a semi-quarterly basis. If classes are available, registration information will be posted below. If you would like to be notified when classes are scheduled, please subscribe to our blog, The Texas Record.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT CLASSES

Introduction to Records Management for Local Governments

Learn how to apply records management principles to records through face-to-face instruction and hands-on activities. Download full course description (PDF).

Classes suspended until further notice.

See archive of webinars for remote training.

Managing Electronic Records for Local Governments

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to apply records management principles to electronic records - including email, text messages and social media - through face-to-face instruction and hands-on activities. Download full course description (PDF).

Classes suspended until further notice.

See archive of webinars for remote training.

Location of Training

Classes will be held at our main location, the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library building located at 1201 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701.

Cancellation Information

If you need to cancel your registration, please email rm_trng@tsl.texas.gov by the cancellation due date provided in your confirmation email.  Otherwise, your government will be billed for the class. You can also send a substitute in your place if you are unable to attend.

Billing Information

Invoices will be sent at the conclusion of the event no later than the 15th of the month following the class. Prepayment is not accepted. Please ensure billing contact information is correct at time of registration to ensure timely processing.

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Workshops by Request

TSLAC’s Government Information Analysts are available to travel across the state to provide records management training to state agencies and local governments. By partnering with records managers across Texas, we are able to offer 1/2 day (3 hr course), 1-day, or 2-day  workshops.

Our training calendar can fill up quickly. If you are interested in setting up a workshop, we recommend that you contact us at least 3-6 months in advance.

Travel and workshops suspended until further notice.

See archive of webinars for remote training.

To discuss future options, please contact RMA Unit Manager Megan Carey at mcarey @ tsl.texas.gov or call 512-463-5449.

What topics are covered in a workshop?

Local Governments

Introduction to Records Management for Local Governments

Learn how to apply records management principles to records through face-to-face instruction and hands-on activities. Download full course description (PDF).

This course is available as a 1/2 day or 1-day workhop.

Managing Electronic Records

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to apply records management principles to electronic records - including email and social media - through face-to-face instruction and hands-on activities. Download full course description (PDF).

This course is available as a 1/2 day or 1-day workshop.
 

State Agencies

We are currently updating training materials and will have new course offerings later this year.

What does TSLAC provide?

  • Experienced instructors
  • Course materials (slide presentations, class books, exercises, and supplemental materials)
  • Registration and billing services
  • Audiovisual equipment (laptop and projector), if unavailable at the training site

What does TSLAC need from you?

This will vary from site to site and will be reflected in your Training Agreement. Please contact RMA Unit Manager Megan Carey at mcarey @ tsl.texas.gov or call 512-463-5449 to discuss details.

How much would the workshop cost?

  • 1/2 Day Workshop (approximately 3 hour course): $20 per person
  • 1 Day Workshop: $30 per person
  • 2 Day Workshop: $50 per person

 

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