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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Records Managers typical work

Typical work activities of Records Managers/Officers

Tasks typically involve:
§  storing, arranging, indexing and classifying records;
§  facilitating the development of filing systems, and maintaining these to meet administrative, legal, and financial requirements;
§  devising and ensuring the implementation of retention and disposal schedules;
§  overseeing the management of electronic and/or paper-based information;
§  setting up, maintaining, reviewing, and documenting records systems;
§  identifying the most appropriate records management resources;
§  advising on and implementing new records management policies and classification systems;
§  providing a policy framework to guide staff in the management of their records and use of the employer's records system;
§  ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations;
§  standardising information sources throughout an organisation or group of organisations;
§  managing the changeover from paper to electronic records management systems;
§  preserving corporate memory and heritage;
§  resolving problems with information management by effective use of software and other information management resources;
§  enabling appropriate access to information;
§  responding to internal and/or external information enquiries;
§  advising on highly complex legal and regulatory issues, often involving difficult judgments in controversial areas such as the Freedom of Information Act, and other national or regional legislation;
§  managing and monitoring budgets and resources;
§  training and supervising records staff;
§  advising staff in other departments on the management of their records and information.