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July 16, 2013

General Schedules First Big Step

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
November 27, 2012

Still Time to RSVP for Unique Opportunity

Unique Opportunity Tour State Records Center Thursday, November 29, 2012 The State Records Center will open its doors this Thursday, November 29th for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. with an Open House and tours of the facility following from 2:20 p.m. until 3:40 p.m. The State Records Center is usually
November 15, 2012

Records Center Open House Program and RSVP!

State Records Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House Program November 29, 2012 Pre-program 1:30 pm  Slide presentation                Gathering in program area Ribbon Cutting Program 1:45 pm  Welcome by Mark Dalton, Records Center Manager 1:48 pm  Wayne Christensen, overview of building acquisition 1:51 pm  Gregg Buxton, highlights of the new building 1:54 pm  Patricia Smith-Mansfield, need for the new facility
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January 4, 2012

Records Management Resolution 2012

January is typically a month of new beginnings, a time when individuals evaluate the past year and set goals to make improvements in the upcoming year. This year the Utah State Archives wants to challenge records officers to implement a records management resolution to improve one part of each governmental entity’s records management program. This blog post, the first in
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November 21, 2011

Retention Talk – A Few Thoughts about Utah General Schedules.

When it comes time to schedule records with the Utah State Archives and Records Service there may be some confusion about general retention schedules. What are general schedules? What purpose do they serve? How do I use a general schedule? ARMA International defines a retention schedule as: “A comprehensive list of records series, indicating for each the length of time it is