Update: Correspondence General Schedules to be Resubmitted in May

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Update: Correspondence General Schedules Up for Public Comment for an Additional 30 Days The proposed correspondence general retention schedules went before to the State Records Committee for approval on April 10, 2014, but were not approved. The Utah State Records Committee provided some clarity to the proposed description and moved to have the schedules up for review for another 30 …

Navigating the GRAMA Appeals Process

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A GRAMA request is a written request for access to government records pursuant to Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act.  A governmental entity that receives a request can respond in one of the following ways: 1) provide the requested record, 2) provide a notice of denial that explains why all or part of the record should be withheld, 3) …

Understanding the 2012 GRAMA Updates

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Each year, the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) is updated. In Spring, the Division of Archives and Records Service provides a consolidated copy of the GRAMA law on our website. In 2012, fourteen minor changes were made to GRAMA. These changes include amendments to the existing law and two newly enacted sections. Newly Enacted GRAMA Sections 63G-2-108. Certification …

Moving Utah's General Retention Schedules Forward

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It has been over a decade since the Utah State Archives and Records Service did a comprehensive review of its general retention schedules. Since then a great deal has changed in the way that states and non-governmental entities manage their records. The nature of records is changing, or maybe more accurately has changed, as centuries old analog formats are being …

State Records Committee Meeting Minutes (1992-2009) are Available Online

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The first State Records Committee (SRC) meeting was held on September 30, 1992. The committee will celebrate its 19th birthday this month. In the years following the first meeting, the SRC heard approximately 238 cases, an average of 12.52 cases per year. Meeting minutes from 1992- 2009 are now available online. Decisions and Orders of the SRC from 1992- present are also …

Submitting Records Series to the State Records Committee

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“The chief administrative officer of each governmental entity shall…establish and maintain an active, continuing program for the economical and efficient management of the governmental entity’s records” –UCA 63A-12-103(1)a Utah’s seven-member State Records Committee (SRC) was established in 1992 by the Utah Legislature under the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) – one of Utah’s records laws. One committee responsibility …

Retention of Expungement Records has Changed!

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In December 2010, the State Records Committee approved a change to the required retention for expunged records. Whereas local government general retention schedules previously required that all expunged records be retained for 80 or 100 years or until the confirmed death of the subject of the record, the updated schedule allows for the destruction of expunged records according to the …