Signature Timeline for 2021 Functional Schedule for State Agencies

The Records Analysis Unit has approved the schedule for submitting DocuSign signature pages for the 2021 Functional Schedule to Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) staff for internal approval. Once DNCR staff have approved the schedules, the DocuSign envelope will then be forwarded to appropriate state agency staff for signature. The schedule is as…

Social Media Appraisal and Disposition

Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, YouTube, Flickr, and Instagram, has become an important communication route for State Agencies to interact with Agency workers, constituents, and the public. As with all records made or received pursuant to law or ordinance in connection with the transaction of public business by any Agency in North Carolina,…

CRX Records now in Discover Online Catalog

Most Government records in the State Archives have been received directly from the local or state agency that was the records custodian. However, there are also many county records that became isolated from the legitimate chain of custody before eventually becoming part of the State Archives collections via private donors. These CRX records still have…

2021 Local Government Schedule Updates

The most recent draft of the Local Government Program Standards Schedule is now available on the blog for review (see below). This will be the first posted draft which collects all standards of this schedule together in one document. The Local Government Program Standards Schedule will contain standards concerning functions specifically performed by counties or…

2021 drafts of the Functional Schedule

The Functional Schedule for North Carolina State Agencies went into effect December 1, 2017.  Beginning July 1, 2018, updated versions of the functional schedule are released at the beginning of each fiscal year.  State agencies wishing to request amendments of any sort during this 2021 cycle need to submit them to their records analyst by May 5, 2021.  Below…

Local Government Schedule Updates for 2021

The Records Analysis Unit has received approval to change signature page language in local government schedules that should streamline the approval process for local government agencies. This change will be implemented in future releases of local government schedules and be explained in detail with accompanying blog posts and Listserv communications. The General Schedule for Local…

How to Identify Essential Records

After this last year, it has become clearer that our working environments and conditions can change quickly and being prepared for those redirections is vital for a smooth transition. Since we cannot predict the future, a good disaster plan is key, but how do you start?    It is important that agencies are prepared to continue their basic operations serving their communities quickly and efficiently during adverse conditions. In cases of emergency, it is best…

Essential Records and Disaster Prep Workshop

The State Archives of North Carolina is pleased to offer the workshop series on Essential Records and Disaster Preparedness . These are free, virtual workshops open to local and government employees and elected officials in two parts in March-April 2021. Please plan to attend both parts. Attendance is limited. To register, complete this form. Part…