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The Division of Archives and Records Service presents this year’s RIM Conference: The Nuts and Bolts of Records Management! Come to learn records and information management essentials such as conducting a record inventory, managing electronic records, creating a social media policy, and using the State Records Center. When: September 11, 2018. 9 am – 4 pm How: This event is free and available for …

Classification and the Purpose of General Retention Schedules: RIM v. GRAMA

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There is something unique about records management in Utah, and it might be causing confusion. We have two meanings for the term classification. One comes from the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA), the other from the records management profession. In GRAMA Most of the records officers we work with refer to classification as defined in GRAMA, which states …

Spotlight on Jordan Chandler, Utah Military Academy’s Records Officer

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Meet Jordan Chandler, Records Manager for the Utah Military Academy. She has been managing the school’s records for 4 years. Jordan said “I assist in managing Cadet Files, turning them into the state for auditing purposes, Registration, etc. It plays a huge part in my job, if the records management is lacking, I cannot stay organized, or find what I …

Spotlight on Carol Bekker, Thomas Edison Charter School Records Officer

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Meet Carol Bekker, Records Manager for the Thomas Edison Charter School. Carol has been managing the school’s records for 13 years. Carol enjoys having everything organized. She ensures retention guidelines are followed and regularly re-appraises records as they come up for destruction. Currently, Carol is working with her team to develop policies regarding records management and retention. She says “This has …

RIM Month Webinars Posted Online

Renée Wilson Electronic Records, General Retention Schedules, Records Management Leave a Comment

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our Records and Information Management (RIM) Month webinars! We have posted all the recordings and slides from the presentations on our website at https://archives.utah.gov/recordsmanagement/event_materials/RIMM-webinars-2018.html   Videos may also be accessed from our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuejonKYFyvH-WxwYfA6kMJ55Az7a9yNg   “2018 Legislative Changes to GRAMA” by Paul Tonks “Intriguing State Records Committee Hearings” by Rosemary …

Spotlight on Sara Danielson, Labor Commission Records Officer

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Meet Sara Danielson, Records Manager for the Utah Labor Commission. Sara handles all the Commission’s GRAMA requests, and assists each Commission division with records management. Sara has been a records officer for 20 years! Congratulations, Sara!   Successes and Challenges Sara’s favorite part of the job is when she is able to locate old records for constituents. We all know …

New General Retention Schedule Interface!

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We are live! The new general retention schedule search page is here! Please explore the filters and search features. Here’s what’s new: Disposition Authority. This is the new number assigned to the schedule. Comment on individual general retention schedules Suggest search terms for individual general retention schedules Search by keyword, title, general schedule number, retention Search all general retention schedules …

The Sunshine Conference materials are now available on our website!

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Did you miss our Sunshine Conference on March 13, 2018? Was there a session that you would really like to share with your co-workers? The materials and recordings from our Sunshine Conference are now available on the State Archives’ website. You can also access the videos from our YouTube channel. We hope that you will find these materials useful.   …

In one week: New General Retention Schedule Interface

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In one week, the new general retention schedule interface will launch! On the new interface you’ll be able to: Search all general retention schedules at once Search by keyword, title, general schedule number Comment on individual general retention schedules Suggest search terms for individual general retention schedules We hope these new features will make it easier for you to find …

Big changes to General Retention Schedules

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Big changes are coming for the general retention schedules! The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service has been working with stakeholders to update and consolidate general retention schedules since 2013. The next stage is to help record officers find general retention schedules more easily. Currently, general retention schedules are divided by categories under four government types: state, county, municipality, …