King County Executive Dow Constantine proclaimed April as Records and Information Management Month. The Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) first proclaimed Records and Information Management month in 1995. This month-long observance promotes record keeping best practices, provides awareness of the records management profession, and highlights the benefits of proper records and information management on daily operations.
Rapid technological changes have transformed how King County conducts business, creating both challenges and opportunities for managing records and ensuring records remain accessible as long as required to support county business. King County employees create and receive thousands of records every day that are necessary for the delivery of essential county services and programs. As King County employees, each of us has a duty to properly manage these records. We celebrate the month of April as Records and Information Management month in recognition of the outstanding efforts by county employees to meet these modern day records management challenges.
The friendly professionals of the King County Records Management Program are here to help you with all your records management needs. They provide tools and guidance for electronic and physical records management, email management, records clean-up projects, trainings on various records management topics, and much more.
For more information about the King County Records Management Program, or to learn about the exciting outreach and learning opportunities happening throughout the month, visit their new website! You can email them or call their helpline at 206-477-6889 for assistance.