Reporting on recordkeeping

So, we’ve built our recordkeeping house, but as we all know you need to maintain the house… from weekly housework to changing lightbulbs to fixing broken things to a full repaint. Yep, we’re talking about monitoring your recordkeeping and all that entails. No matter how big or small your agency is, you probably have to... Continue Reading →

Rules is rules… and document those rules

Welcome back to the lovely town of Lamington. In past blog posts we’ve looked at building your records governance framework and identifying your various requirements. Now we’re starting to look at how you implement it all. Part of the records framework (I won’t say house) is fit-for-purpose documentation. What documentation you have will depend on... Continue Reading →

Requirements requirements!

We’ve already looked at how developing your records governance framework is like building a house. But other than the fact that you need walls, a roof, probably a kitchen, some bedrooms etc, what are the other things you specifically need? Do you want 1 or 3 bedrooms? A media room and a lounge room, or... Continue Reading →

Building a recordkeeping house

Recordkeeping in your agency is kind of like your house – you can do lots of things in your house to make it yours and suit your needs, like hang pictures, change curtains, and paint walls. And then of course there are some things you need to do to make sure your house stays nice,... Continue Reading →

The FAQs of the RGP

It’s been over a year now since the Records Governance Policy was released, and you’ve had a chance to get used to it and start thinking about how to make it work in your agency. In that time, you’ve asked us some questions… what to do, how to do it, what does this bit mean... 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 →

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