By Donald S. Skupsky, JD, CRM, FAI
A large number of records managers are responsible for researching and analyzing legal requirements for records maintained by their organizations. The process of performing this legal research was discussed in an earlier article.1 This article deals with the analysis of the most difficult legal requirements related to records retention - those laws which require records to be maintained, but do not specify a retention period and those ...
By Karen Sampson -- Scenarios By Sampson
How an organization manages retention and disposition of business records determines if records add value to the enterprise or if they become a liability. A records retention program ensures retention of valuable records to demonstrate compliance, protect the organization, and efficiently and profitably manage the business. It also ensures defensible disposal of records to reduce operating expense and minimize business risks.
Records retention rules are the governing authority ...
According to ARMA international, a record is any recorded information, regardless of medium or characteristics, made or received by an organization that is evidence of its operations, and has value requiring its retention for a specific period of time.
Records are a fundamental component of most data structures. They include all papers, books, photographs, maps, machine-readable materials and other documentary materials.
Life cycle of a record
Records have life similar to that of a biological creature. ...
We are proud to be exhibiting at ARMA Live! 2014 and we hope to see you there!
Be sure to visit us in booth 1638 to learn more about our company including:
What is a record and what makes it legal?
What makes a records management program legal?
Social Media, Emails, Tweets, when does a digital post become a record?
Admissibility of records into evidence, including originals, duplicates, and electronic records?
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The Right Number of Record Series for Each Group or Department
By Donald S. Skupsky, JD, CRM, FAI, MIT
Few topics have fostered more debates in the last few years than the optimal number of record series categories or “buckets.” In an electronic document management systems, when users need to classify records they must place it in a bucket or category. Some argue that too many buckets slow the process and produce inconsistent assignments. Others ...
New version of their successful and proven retention software tool
Retention Manager is the most advanced, full-featured software for developing and maintaining legally-compliant retention schedules.
The advanced features of Retention Manager include:
automated record keeping legal research for US Federal, all states, and many foreign jurisdictions
over 400 industry-standard record series
Industry leading database of over 16,000 retention laws and regulations
user record inventory import
export to compatible Content Management systems
regular legal research updates
Departmental retention schedules, office of record designation, ...
Information Requirements Clearinghouse (IRCH) provides market-leading products and services helping customers reduce costs and risks by implementing legally-defensible retention and destruction practices for their business records. IRCH is considered the leading global resource for Retention Schedule development since 1984.
IRCH will participate as a vendor at the 2014 ARMA International Conference at the San Diego Convention Center on October 25-27, 2014 in San Diego, California.
On October 26, 2014, Donald Skupsky will be speaking at the conference on the topic Legal Update 2014: Responding to Changes in the Law.
We offer the best available expertise and experience in developing corporate Records Retention Schedules. For over 30 years, we have provided Records Retention Schedule Consulting to more Fortune 500 companies than any other service. Retention authority Donald Skupsky personally leads our top-tier yet surprisingly affordable consulting services. Click here for more about our proven approach to Records Retention.