How to File Oaths of Office

Heidi Steed Open Government, Records Management

Have you ever wondered where to file an oath of office? Utah state statute lets agencies know where to file oaths of office depending on the agency type.    The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service has compiled helpful information on its website about filing oaths of office: Where each agency type must file oaths of office citations to …

2018 Records Management Training Schedule

Kendra Yates Electronic Records, General Retention Schedules, GRAMA, News and Events, Open Government, Records Access, Records Management, Training

Utah’s Division of Archives and Records Service offers free records access and management training classes, webinars, and conferences to all governmental employees. Most classes are held in Salt Lake City, but we will have two regional trainings this year–one in Vernal and one in Richfield. We may also be able to provide training in your region upon request if you …

Save the Date

Nova Dubovik News and Events, Open Government, Records Management

Utah State Archives presents “A Day of Sunshine” Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 9-4:00 p.m. Miller Free Enterprise Center Salt Lake City Community College-Miller Campus 9750 South 300 West, Sandy, UT 84070 Join us to celebrate Sunshine Week! Learn more about open government from your colleagues, media representatives, and community activists.

Handle Drafts With Care

Nova Dubovik GRAMA, Open Government, State Records Committee

The Salt Lake Tribune v. Kane County, SRC Decision, Case No. 17-44 The State Records Committee, on November 9, 2017, heard The Salt Lake Tribune v. Kane County, a case regarding Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument boundary maps prepared by Kane County and shown to the United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke during his listening tour to Utah in …

Are Records About Juveniles Private?

Nova Dubovik State Records Committee

Winters v. West Jordan City and Utah State Records Committee, Case No. 17096014, Third District Court. In August 2017, the State Records Committee heard Winters v. West Jordan City Police Department, a case regarding body camera and surveillance footage that captured and identified juveniles in a public space.  The Appellant argued that the video is a public record and should …

Electronic Records Day 2017 on Web Archiving

Electronic Records Day 2017: Web Archiving

Gina Strack Open Government

Electronic Records Day (10/10/2017) is designed to raise awareness among state government agencies, the general public, related professional organizations, and other stakeholders about the crucial role electronic records play in their world. As of 2014, there are at least 1 billion different websites on the Internet.1 What would happen if all that information were lost? Even without a large disaster, …

A Clearly Unwarranted Invasion of Personal Privacy

Rosemary Cundiff GRAMA, Records Management, State Records Committee

Utah State Archives notes that the American Library Association has created Choose Privacy Week, an “annual, week-long event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’’ unique role in protecting privacy in the library and in society as a whole.” Much has been said about the value of government transparency, however, personal privacy is also important. The …

A Portal to Sunshine

Nova Dubovik GRAMA, Open Government

Utah holds a distinguished reputation as the new Silicon Valley or, more fondly, is referred to as the Silicon Slopes. Thus, it is not surprising that in 2014 the Utah Legislature enacted the Open Records Portal, a website designed to encourage government transparency and accountability.  Since its infancy, the public has submitted over 2000 records requests through the portal to …

Special Training for Special & Local Districts

Renée Wilson Open Government, Records Management

If you work for a special district, local district, or interlocal, we invite you personally to join one of our upcoming Open Records Portal training sessions:   Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10 AM – 12 PM • Live in person at the State Archives in Salt Lake • Live online at   Friday, February 3, 2017 10 AM – 12 …