Tag Archives: schedule

Full steam ahead! Navigating the GRDS

Brisbane pilot boat “Captain Heath”, Brisbane River, August 1946: QSA DID 2740 You’ve probably noticed that there are a few things different about the new GRDS. One of the major changes relates to the structure and feel of the schedule. We’ve been thinking about ways that might help users navigate the GRDS, so they find […]
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There is a line here

Troops line up for a cup of tea at the YMCA and Australian Comforts Fund depot in Kaiapit Village, New Guinea, c1942-1945, Digital ID 23897 Have you ever been at a shop and there is a line but someone pushes in? Story of my life! Well the same could be said with the new General […]
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Having trouble logging appraisal?

Logs from Fraser Island at Hynes & Son sawmill, Maryborough, 11 July 1967, Digital ID 3033 As part of updating the General retention and disposal schedule (GRDS) project, we have also been looking at all the documents that mention the GRDS and beginning to review and update them. Much like these sawn logs, we have […]
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QSA wants you for the GRDS review

Recruiting train, Rockhampton, 16-20 August 1915 – Digital ID: 26896 We’ve been talking about it for so long, but guess what? It’s finally here, the draft GRDS v8 for consultation. The QSA Agency Services team invite you to review and provide feedback on the next version of the General Retention and Disposal Schedule for Administrative […]
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Finalising the discussion on drafts

What do you really need to do with drafts? Are drafts records? How long do you need to keep them for? This continues to be a hot topic for us. By the nature of our work in government, we generate a LOT of drafts. Emails, policies, briefs, plans, media releases… So what do you really […]
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I didn’t know you did all of this at QSA!

Over a three-week period, Agency Services hosted a student from Southbank TAFE who is studying the Diploma of Library and Information Services. We created a work plan to give Emma a feel of the different units at QSA as well doing a small project for us. Here is Emma’s work experience story. As a Diploma […]
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GRDS conversations meet the challenge

Earlier this year we started a conversation with you about the future of the General Retention & Disposal Schedule for Administrative Records (GRDS). Looking at the five challenges we presented in our GRDS Renewal discussion paper, we were pleased to note that most of you liked the options presented, plus added a few more. We’ve […]
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