Crosswalk Document for the General Schedule for State Agency Records Now Available

In anticipation of the Fall 2017 rollout of our brand-new functional records retention schedule, we’re happy to present a “crosswalk” document linking the items on the existing General Schedule for State Agency Records (2015) with their functional analogues. You can download the crosswalk by clicking this link: General Schedule Crosswalk. The General Schedule for State…

Cross-walking to Functional Schedules – Professional Licenses, Part 1

Due to the number of independent occupational licensing boards in the state, the regulation, creation, issuance, and maintenance of professional licenses is a function that is performed by one of the highest percentages of State-level entities, second to functions that currently exist on the General Schedule for State Agency Records.  As records analysts help agencies crosswalk their existing…

Travel Request and Reimbursement Forms

They’re everywhere: from boxes of conference records scheduled to come to the Archives, to county financial offices, to old file rooms in towns, to our own desks.  Appropriate to their name, travel request forms and travel reimbursement forms can travel quite a bit.  And like other records that show up in multiple places, they can be tricky to manage efficiently.…

Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Amendments Available

The Government Records Section of the State Archive of North Carolina would like to announce that amendments are now available for the records retention schedules listed below.  These amendments clarify the retention for 911 calls received as text messages and reflect the legislation governing body-worn cameras for law enforcement personnel, which will go into effect…

New Community Colleges Schedule!

  The Government Records Section of the NC State Archives with the NC Community College System is pleased to announce that the new Community Colleges records retention and disposition schedule is available and may be downloaded at the following url:  http://archives.ncdcr.gov/Portals/3/PDF/schedules/NCCCS_Colleges_Final_7-26-16.pdf?ver=2016-08-08-113555-747 We appreciate the feedback and comments we received during the review process.  If you have any questions or…

We Must Remember This…

Users of the local records retention and disposition schedules will find the disposition instruction “a) Retain records with historical value permanently” for certain records series. For example, in the Municipal schedule, you find this disposition instruction for agendas and meeting packets (Standard 1, Item 3), fund drive and event records (Standard 1, Item 33), management studies (Standard 1, Item…

Local Governments – Which schedule should I use?

We just finished a round of regional public records workshops for local governments, and I wanted to go into more detail on some of the information on one of the slides that’s included in every single presentation: the “How do I find my schedule?” slide. (Note: if you’re part of a state agency, and you…

State Agencies – Which schedule should I use?

When I receive a call from a state agency asking when (and if) records can be destroyed or transferred to the State Records Center, the first question I typically ask is, “what sort of records are they?”  For state agencies, this information is not only useful to find the record on a records retention schedule–it’s…

Request for Comments on New Water & Sewer Authorities and Sanitary Districts Records Retention and Disposition Schedule

The Government Records Section of the State Archives of North Carolina requests your review and comments on our update to the Water & Sewer Authorities and Sanitary Districts Records Retention and Disposition Schedule. This records schedule identifies and provides retention and disposition instructions for records produced and maintained by water and sewer authorities and sanitary districts. This…

Summary of Changes to New County Social Services Agencies Schedule

As we did with the new County Sheriff’s Office schedule, we have helped you navigate changes to the new County Social Services Agencies records retention and disposition schedule with a table to be used in conjunction with the recently updated local government common standards. This document focuses on the changes to the County Social Services Agencies…