Disaster Preparations

Hurricane Matthew is expected to move north along the east coast of the U.S. later this week and into the weekend. Even if the eye of the storm remains offshore, hurricane or tropical force conditions could still impact North Carolina. Those in the storm’s path should prepare for possible wind and water damage. We are…

Draft Schedule: Public Relations

The draft schedule for the Public Relations function has been vetted by a group of expert stakeholders and has been reviewed by staff at the State Archives of North Carolina.  Now we want to provide an opportunity for a broader audience of state government employees to review this draft and provide constructive feedback.  You can…

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…

Ready. Set. Go!

Last month, I shared our benchmarks for completing our functional schedules project. Now I want to suggest some activities that agencies can complete between now and fall 2017 to prepare for the transition to functional schedules. If you allow 2-3 months to complete each of these tasks, you will be ready to embrace the new…

Important Disaster Preparation Information

With the approach of Tropical Storm Hermine, the staff of the State Archives of North Carolina would like to take this opportunity to share some important information that you will need in the event of an emergency. In the event of flooding, secure the area, and keep everyone out until your safety professionals allow entry.…

Benchmarks for the Functional Schedules

Today we entered the next phase of our project to develop functional schedules for state agencies in North Carolina.  For a refresher on the guiding principles of this functional analysis, look back to our May post or our YouTube overview. Drafting Schedules Courtney Bailey and Kyna Herzinger are taking the lead in drafting these new…

Local Government: Records Management Questions

As Records Management Analysts with the State Archives, we work with records custodians from local and state government to ensure compliance with public records laws. Among our responsibilities are to write records retention and disposition schedules, provide training to records custodians throughout the state on records management issues; and as stated in North Carolina General…

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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…