Event Recap: “Sunshine Laws in Utah Government”

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Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe. — Abraham Lincoln On Thursday April 21, 2011, BYU Professor Joel Campbell presented at the Utah State Archives RIMM Brown Bag lunch event. Mr. Campbell addressed “Sunshine Laws in Utah Government.” Below are some highlights from his presentation. ”Sunshine law” is the term given to open records laws …

Joel Campbell to speak about "Sunshine Laws in Utah Government."

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Joel Campbell will speak about “Sunshine Laws in Utah Government” at a Utah State Archives brown bag lecture on Thursday, April 21, 12 noon to 1 p.m.  As evidenced by recent public reaction to House Bill 477, open records laws are important to Utahans. Providing quality access to public information is a core mission of the Archives.  Whether you are a …

Electronic Records Conference

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Records and Information Management Month (RIMM) is celebrated internationally every year in April with the intent to highlight the importance of organizing and maintaining records. In celebration of RIMM, Utah State Archives has invited a panel of experts to share their electronic records management success stories. You are invited to come and learn from them. April 28, 2011 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Register …

April 2011 Training Events at the Utah State Archives

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April Training Events at the Utah State Archives *Records Management I (register here) Utah State Archives April 7, 2011 9:00 am– 12:00 pm *Records Management II (register here) Utah State Archives April 7, 2011 1:00 pm– 3:00 pm *Records Emergency Planning and Response Sessions 1 & 2 (email Mindy Spring at mspring@utah.gov for registration details) ONLINE webinar April 5, 2011 …

Governor's Artifacts

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As the highest ranking official of the state, Utah governors are frequently recognized with gifts. These gifts range from jars of jelly and embroidered baseball caps to ornate plaques and commemorative items. The best of the governor’s artifacts are being retained by the state as part of our cultural heritage. In February 2011, the State Records Committee approved a new …

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 …

IPER Training

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View the training flyer here. IPER Training The Utah State Archives will present two new training courses this spring as part of the Intergovernmental Preparedness of Essential Records (IPER) initiative of the Council of State Archivists and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Essential Records: The IPER Essential Records Webinar presents a step-by-step approach to developing an essential records program …

2011 Training Dates Announced

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Dates and locations for 2011 records management and access training classes have been announced by the Utah State Archives and Records Service. Records Management is divided into morning and afternoon sessions on the same day. Records Management I is an overview of basic records management practices emphasizing government officials’ responsibility to retain and destroy records according to an approved schedule. …