FAQs: Transitory Records

If there’s one category of public records that can be relied upon to cause confusion and anxiety among records custodians and chief records officers, it’s transitory records. We all produce them, in vast quantities, but it can be difficult to know exactly which records qualify as transitory records and when we can dispose of them.…

Retention of Job Applications

How long should job applications, resumes, letters of reference, and other records submitted by applicants for vacant positions, not to mention unsolicited applications and resumes, be retained? Though job applications would seemingly lose value after the hiring decision, these records are good to have if the hiring process is restarted, or, in a worst case…

Give me all your records.

First, by way of introduction, my name is Jeremy Gibson, and I am a new Records Management Analyst at the State Records Center in Raleigh. I recently received my Masters Degree in Public History and Archives from North Carolina State University, and I have a background in software development, networking and food service. We recently…