Unpacking Policy Requirement 2 – Agencies must systematically manage records using governance practices that are integrated and consistent with broader agency frameworks

Don’t leave it up to luck! If you aren’t managing your records systematically, you aren’t getting the most out of them. Today we’re talking about Policy Requirement 2, in our series where we delve into the what and why of the Records Governance Policy. Just like Policy Requirement 1, this requirement is about the structure... Continue Reading →

Unpacking Policy Requirement 1 – Agencies must ensure records management is supported at all levels of the business

In most traditional records management policies and standards, the first principle or requirement that you’ll usually find is something along the lines of “…manage records systematically…”. We’ve always believed that this is the most crucial elements of records management because its sets up a records management program and establishes policies and other governance practices. For... Continue Reading →

News: The new Records Governance Policy

On 29 June 2018, the State Archivist released the Records Governance Policy. The policy replaces the following Information Standards: Information Standard 31: Retention and disposal of public records Information Standard 40: Recordkeeping This policy applies to all public authorities in Queensland. It contains six policy requirements focused on enabling public authorities to develop and implement... Continue Reading →

Would a record by any other name be just as findable?

On the website we have advice about all the tools, rules, procedures and policies for recordkeeping in your agency. The rules include recordkeeping rules (such as naming conventions) and business rules (who does what). We’ll look at business rules and some other recordkeeping rules later, but rules like naming conventions, metadata and data entry standards... Continue Reading →

News: Child protection is everyone’s responsibility – disposal freeze for records that may become relevant to an allegation of child sexual abuse

As of 1 June 2018, Queensland State Archives has issued a disposal freeze on records that are relevant to, or may become relevant to, an allegation of child sexual abuse. Any records covered by this disposal freeze in an authorised retention and disposal schedule must not be destroyed until this disposal freeze is revoked. This... Continue Reading →

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