ARO Spotlight: Student Data Privacy Team’s Records Retention Group

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

It’s time to spotlight another team that is making records management part of their office culture. It’s a daunting goal, but they’re excited to meet the challenge! The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) takes its obligation to protect student information very seriously. The Student Data Privacy program’s focus is (among other things) to ensure that student data are protected, …

Team Work Makes a Project Work!: Spotlight on Virgin Town

Heidi Steed Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

Even small towns have a good amount of government business to record, and just like their larger municipal counterparts, finding space to store all of those records is a never ending challenge. In the Virgin Town Hall, a historic school house, managing limited storage space is especially important. Just over a year ago the upstairs storage room in the Virgin …

Spotlight on: Anthony Adams, Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District

Heidi Steed Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

Meet Anthony Adams, records officer for the Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District. Anthony started with the district in late 2015 as the Executive Assistant and quickly embraced his role as the records officer. He completely reorganized the district’s retention schedule, and made sure that each record series created by the district was associated with an established retention schedule. Another …

Spotlight on Kathy James, American Leadership Academy’s Records Officer

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

Meet Kathy James, Records Manager, and registrar for American Leadership Academy. Carol has been managing the school’s records for 8 years. Jordan said “I am the registrar here at the academy. Part of my job is to collect, record, and store official documents for each of our 1,800 students. I also am responsible to make sure that there are multiple …

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

Rebekkah Shaw Records Officer Spotlights

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

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

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 …

Spotlight on Sara Danielson, Labor Commission Records Officer

Renée Wilson Records Officer Spotlights

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 …

Spotlight on Tonya Smith, Utah State Hospital Records Officer

Kendra Yates Records Management, Records Officer Spotlights

This month’s spotlight features Tonya Smith, the Medical Records Department Manager, Privacy Officer, and Records Officer for the Utah State Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric facility in Provo administered by the Department of Human Services. Tonya manages both paper and electronic patient medical records, as well as agency administrative documents. Tonya has been in this position for 17 of her 32 years working …