Administrative Correspondence Schedule Approved by State Records Committee

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The proposed administrative correspondence general schedule was approved by the State Records Committee June 12th, 2014. Below are all three new correspondence general retention schedules with some explanation and guidance from the Committee as to how the retention schedules are to be applied. In an age where so much business is conducted over email, the State Records Committee wanted to …

Administrative Correspondence Retention Change

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On May 8, 2014 the Utah State Records Committee (SRC) again reviewed the proposed correspondence general retention schedules for approval. The correspondence general retention schedules were originally presented to the SRC on April 10th, but were not approved. Instead the SRC provided some clarity to the proposed description and moved to have the schedules posted for another 30 days. The …

Updated General Retention Schedule for Publications

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An updated version of the retention schedule for publications is going before the State Records Committee in September. The new description is not a description of publications as much as it is a definition. It states simply, “any record, regardless of format, that is issued by a governmental entity for public distribution at the total or partial expense of that …

General Schedules First Big Step

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A meeting was held in May with several school districts, an attorney, the Government Records Ombudsman, and record analysts. The first draft was reviewed and edited. The updated draft has been sent to the Appointed Record Officers of every school district in Utah for their input. The following general retention schedules will be presented to the State Records Committee at …

Model GRAMA Forms Available

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            As outlined in the Public Records Management Act, one of the responsibilities of the State Archives is to prepare forms for use by all governmental entities for persons making GRAMA requests (Utah Code § 63A-12-101(2)(l)).  The most commonly used form is a simple GRAMA request form which captures the necessary elements for anyone who wants to request records: name, …

Legislature Updates Records Law

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     Nearly every year the Legislature makes changes to the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) or other state records laws. In the past, most changes have been quietly implemented. However, last year when lawmakers passed House Bill 477 the resulting public outcry prompted its speedy repeal. The public message was that Utahans want easier access to government records and not …

2012 Winter/Spring Training Events

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To register for a training event, please click here. Salt Lake City, UT Controlling and Managing Law Enforcement Records, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm February 8, 2012 Providing Public Access to Government Records, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm February 22, 2012 May 23, 2012 Essential Records Protection and Disaster Recovery, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm April 11, 2012 What’s in …

Keeping Everything? Applying General Retention Schedules

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Utah has general retention schedules designed to assist governmental agencies in managing their records. These schedules provide a description of the records, a suggested GRAMA classification (public, private, protected, controlled, or exempt), a length of time that they must be kept (retention), and a final disposition for the records. The disposition of records falls into two categories: 1) destroy the …

When a Note is a Record

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With more than 15 references to the term “personal” in the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA), it comes as no surprise that Utah governmental agencies struggle to apply the term to the records managed by their office. GRAMA references:  “personal use,” “personal privacy,” “personal notes,” and more. Yet, there is no definition provided by the law to guide …