What is the difference between GRAMA and Discovery?

Nova Dubovik GRAMA

What are the differences and how does a records officer respond to a Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) request versus a Subpoena (U.C. 63G-2-207).  This question consistently comes up at every GRAMA training and draws a lot of class discussion.  Recently, at the Records Access II: Focus Group Discussion, we had the pleasure of inviting Mr. Paul Tonks, …

Draft or Record?

Rebekkah Shaw GRAMA, Records Management, State Records Committee, Training

Do you get GRAMA requests for drafts? Do you wonder if your drafts are records or not? What about the classification of drafts? Look no further! Our wonderful Records Ombudsman, Rosemary Cundiff, has added an article to the Government Records Ombudsman website to help you analyze and classify the drafts created by your office. This guideline can help you understand …

GRAMA Legislative Updates 2015

Rosemary Cundiff GRAMA, State Records Committee

Legal updates enrolled in the 2015 Legislative session went into effect on May 12, 2015. The Legislature significantly modified the appeals process in the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA), especially as it relates to political subdivisions’ adoption of local appeals boards. It identified additional private and protected records, and expanded posting requirements for the Public Notice Website. A …

Spotlight on Records Officer

Rebekkah Shaw GRAMA, Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights, Training

Gina Proctor has worked for the Department of Corrections for 10 years and is responsible for managing all GRAMA requests coming into the Department. This is a big job as the Department of Corrections handled 5,499 GRAMA requests last year alone! It was a rough start and her office of two was overwhelmed with the volume, expectation, and requirements of …

Upcoming Events: Utah State Archives

lorianneo GRAMA, Records Management, Training

Upcoming Events February through June 2015 The following is a 5 month calendar of Utah State Archives’ training events. To see the complete calendar for 2015 training events and to register, visit our website. All employees of a governmental entity are invited to participate, especially records officers and chief administrative officers. Training events are free of charge.   Annual Spring Conference …

New GRAMA Forms Online

Renée Wilson GRAMA, Records Management

We have forms online that agencies can use for GRAMA requests and responses. The newly-updated forms can be found at: http://archives.utah.gov/recordsmanagement/forms/forms-grama.html What’s new about the forms: Updated wording to better reflect the text of the law; Added headers to indicate where the document came from (“Office of the Government Records Ombudsman”, plus a URL to the ombudsman webpage); Added footers to …

Upcoming Events: October – December

Rebekkah Shaw GRAMA, Records Management, Training

Upcoming Events October to December 2014 October 2014 Electronic Records Conference Annual fall conference with presentation focusing on care and management of electronic records. To register visit: http://archives.state.ut.us/cgi-bin/traininglist.cgi October 3, 2014, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Theme: Technology Working for YouThe schedule is currently as follows:9:30-10:30: Terry B. Nelson, Former Director, Salt Lake County Records Management & Archives DivisionTopic: Managing Electronic Records10:40-11:40: …

Social Media and Email Management: Presenters' Handouts

lorianneo GRAMA, Records Management

Social Media and Email Management Presenters’ Handouts Thank you to everyone who attended the training event on Friday, April 4th. We hope that you found the presentations helpful in fulfilling your roles as records officers. Below you will find copies of the presentation slides for future reference: Social Media: Strategies for Successfully Managing Legal Risks by Dr. Randy L. Dryer, …