|Local Government Records Management|
Records are essential to the operation of local government. Good recordkeeping practices protect the rights and interests of citizens in their dealings with government; enable governments and public employees to account for their decisions and actions; help* improve the delivery of services to the community; and make the conduct of government business more efficient and effective. In addition, good recordkeeping practices reduce the exposure of government to the legal, financial or political risks associated with poor recordkeeping. Ultimately, records are a public trust, an essential informational resource for local government and its citizens, and an important part of the collective memory and cultural heritage.
Publications (NRS 378.255)
2014 Update of the Local Government Record Retention Schedules
In accordance with NRS 239.125 and NAC 239.161, the Nevada State Library and Archives Records Management Program will begin updating the Record Retention Schedules found in the Local Governments Records Management Program Manual.
The deadline for receipt of the recommended changes to the 2012 Manual is January 10, 2014.
Following the January 10, 2014 deadline Records Management will analyze the information and create a draft document, listing the proposed changes including, but not limited to, the elimination of record series redundancies currently in the Manual. This draft will be posted on our webpage for your review and comment.
In May 2014, Records Management will offer workshops to review the proposed changes. At these workshops we will highlight the many changes and answer any questions.
In accordance with NAC 239.161 the State Library and Archives Administrator will formally approve the 2014 manual at a public hearing tentatively planned for June 2014.
Records Management will post the new schedules on our agency webpage. This schedule will supersede the 2012 version.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to working with you.
Jerry Lindsay, Senior Records Analyst - Local Governments