Records Management Training for State Agencies and Local Governments

The Records Management Assistance Unit provides cost-effective in-person training in our Learning Center in the Lorenzo de Zavala Archives and Library Building located at 1201 Brazos in Austin.

Class registration is now open for the following dates and times:

Date Time Class Name/Description


8:30-12:00 Introduction to Records Management [CSB]
Learn why records management is important and required, what constitutes a record, how to ensure you are in compliance and how that benefits your organization, ways to ensure you have an active and continuing program, tips on outsourcing and valuable resources for you and your records management program.
5/6/14 1:30-4:30 Managing Electronic Records [MER]
Learn how to apply records management principles to electronic records. This course looks at the definition of electronic records (e-records), applicable laws and rules with corresponding best practices and recommended standards and procedures. It also discusses e-mail, digital imaging, social media, shared drive management, and how to address the various challenges of these types of e-records and how to best manage them.
5/7/14 8:30-11:30 Emergency Preparedness [EP]
Learn how to identify, protect, and ensure access to your essential records, the records necessary to continue operations in the event of an emergency. The course will also cover how to prepare, respond to, and recover from a records emergency.
5/7/14 1:00-4:00 Improving Shared Drives & Filing Systems [FSL]
This class provides an overview of files management, characteristics of good filing systems, common filing problems, and a six-step program to improving your paper filing system. The course offers strategies and best practices for managing shared drives and developing e-mail file plans.


To register, please fill out and submit a Training Registration Form.


Each class is $20 per attendee.


Please note that your government will be billed after the training. Please do not pre pay for your training. We do not accept payment by credit card.


If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit it in writing within 48 hours before the day of training. Please include your name, agency, training & contact information in the letter. Failure to do so will result in your agency being billed for the unattended training. You may send your letter via e-mail to or fax to (512) 936-2306 Attn: RMA.

If you need assistance, please contact us at 512-463-7610 or

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