Where on the scale do you lie?

With the release of our new self-evaluation tool to help agencies assess their recordkeeping maturity, we’d thought we’d take a moment to talk a little about how it worked. We made the Tool for a few reasons. We wanted to: Provide more guidance on what constituted recordkeeping maturity in light of the Records governance policy... Continue Reading →

Measuring records governance

Policy Requirement 2 tells agencies to measure how well records governance is supporting their business imperatives and strategic goals. When we released the Records Governance Policy for consultation in 2018, the feedback we received about this element was mostly in the form of questions: Would QSA say what measures they should use? Where would the... Continue Reading →

Approved system

Business systems are systems that help your agency to achieve their goals. They create or manage data about an organisation’s activities and are designed to support undertaking a specific business process or processes. All agencies use business systems and applications to do their work. Larger agencies might use hundreds of them every day. These systems... Continue Reading →

High-value records

Having trouble identifying your high-value records? Then today’s blog post is for you! Policy Requirement 4 in the Records Governance Policy requires agencies to actively manage permanent, high-value and high-risk records and information as a priority. Today, we’re talking about how to determine which of your records are high-value. There are a number of different... Continue Reading →

News: Consultation opened for Recordkeeping Maturity Assessment Tool

The Recordkeeping Maturity Assessment Tool is part of the Recordkeeping Transformation Program which aims to improve the standard of records and information management across government. Effective records and information management are at the heart of open, accountable and modern government. The Assessment Tool outlines five levels of recordkeeping maturity: undeveloped, developing, acceptable, managed and embedded.... 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 →

Defending your defensible process

The source records disposal authorisation has been out for almost a month now! Wow how time flies (not records, records shouldn’t fly). In the old digitisation disposal policy (DDP), one of the requirements was that you had to have your own DDP too. We’ve taken that bit out, but it’s been replaced by a requirement... Continue Reading →

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