April is National Records and Information Management Month
As King County employees, we have the responsibility of managing our records all year long. So what makes April so special?
“Records Management Month is the time we set aside to celebrate and recognize the important and valuable work that we all do as records managers!” County Records Analyst Lisa Mankin said. “Whether you’re a department director, an administrative specialist, or an inspector in the field, we are all records managers.”
The records employees create and receive are valuable assets.
“The Records Management Program is always happy to use the month of April to recognize the work that we do every day to organize and preserve our records, especially when we do it as part of our standard work processes.”
Follow these tips to help improve your records management best practices:
- Take the 15 minute “Basic Records Management Training” in KC eLearning.
- Delete transitory emails that don’t document your work.
- Create good records by using meaningful email subject lines and consistent file naming conventions.
- Include instructions for managing records as a part of user manuals of standard work.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about how to manage your records.