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…

New County Tax Administration Schedule Published

The Division of Archives and Records has published a new version of the County Tax Administration Records Retention and Disposition Schedule, which can be found on our website at this link.  The County Tax schedule covers records common to all local government offices, as well as program records which are generated specifically by County Tax…

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 Archivist

Starting on May 1, 2013, I will no longer be a Local Record Archivist. I will be moving into a different role at the State Archives as Information Management Archivist. I am very excited about this opportunity. I will be working with MARS catalog, finding aids, and CONTENTdm. If you have any reference requests for…

Employee Access to Employee Personnel Files

I’d wager that personnel files are some of the most well-known records that are exempt from public access in North Carolina.  They’re common to every office, and almost all of an employee’s personnel file is exempt from public access.  Those parts of it that are open to the public are laid out explicitly in the…