Updates from the Local Government Records Commission: October 4, 2021

The Code of Alabama 1975 § 41-13-21 delegates determining the permanency of local government records in Alabama to the Local Government Records Commission (LGRC). The Commission held its second meeting of 2021 in October via a publicly accessible online teleconference. Governor Kay Ivey's August 13, 2021 proclamation permitted commissions to meet and establish a quorum electronically … Continue reading Updates from the Local Government Records Commission: October 4, 2021

The FY 2020 Annual Report of the ADAH Records Management Section

2020 marked a historic, challenging year for Alabama. Like many other agencies, the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) deployed flexible and creative strategies in response to the obstacles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ADAH Records Management Section's Annual Report grants readers a detailed perspective into the section’s output, adaptability, and outreach.  The 22-page … Continue reading The FY 2020 Annual Report of the ADAH Records Management Section

A Detailed Guide to the State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Revision Process

We spent the previous two weeks discussing the state agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) revision process: “Help – This RDA is Outdated!”: How to Determine if Your State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Needs RevisionAn Overview of the State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Revision Process Once you have contacted Records Management staff, held an … Continue reading A Detailed Guide to the State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Revision Process

An Overview of the State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Revision Process

Previously, we discussed how to determine if your state agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) needs revising: “Help – This RDA is Outdated!”: How to Determine if Your State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Needs Revision Many state agency RDAs have not been revised since the late 1990s or early 2000s. They often lack key components … Continue reading An Overview of the State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Revision Process

“Help – This RDA is Outdated!”: How to Determine if Your State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Needs Revision

Records and recordkeeping practices change naturally over time as state agencies evolve. Records Disposition Authorities, or RDAs, require regular revision to accurately reflect the records that your agency creates and the retention requirements for those records. RDAs can require revision for various reasons. Below are some of the most common reasons:  (1) New state and/or … Continue reading “Help – This RDA is Outdated!”: How to Determine if Your State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Needs Revision