How Anonymous are Anonymous Tips?

Frayda Bluestein of the UNC School of Government published a useful blog post on comments, e-mails, and messages received from citizens and whether or not they may be confidential. Like many questions about confidentiality and public records, the short answer is “it depends.” But Frayda does a great job here of sorting that out.  

State Agency Workshops: Asheville, Raleigh and Wilmington

We’re happy to announce a new series of workshops for State Agency and University employees at our Raleigh office at 215 N. Blount St. Please note we are also offering these workshops in Wilmington (April 23) and Asheville (April 30). We’ll be offering four different workshops at two times each at our Raleigh office: •…

State Agency Records Liaison Manual Available

The Scheduling Guide for State Agency Records Liaisons is now available on our web site here. This guide takes you through the steps of creating, updating, amending and using the Program Records Retention and Disposition Schedules for your office. The guide also explains the role of your agency’s Chief Records Officer (CRO), your agency’s Records…

Pending Public Records Bills

In case you missed it, Frayda Bluestein of UNC School of Government did a blog post last month about pending bills in the North Carolina General Assembly that deal with public records. Frayda also explores the implications of the proposed (but not yet passed) Senate Bill 617, which would allow public agencies to charge for…

New County Management Retention Schedule Published

The Division of Archives and Records has published a new County Management Records Retention and Disposition Schedule. It is available on our website from this page.  The County Management Schedule covers many county government functions such as administration, personnel, budget and fiscal, code enforcement and inspection, and planning and zoning. Some county departments such as…

Local Records Workshops: The Reviews Are In

The Local Records Unit has been on the road for the last couple weeks beginning our latest round of Managing Public Records Workshops. They have been well attended and the evaluations have included many positive comments. Many people have described the workshops as “informative” and “essential.” Other positive comments include: “It will help me better…