Training and Education
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State and local government agencies are responsible for planning to prevent records disasters, mitigate loss of records due to disasters, and recover important records and information in the aftermath of disasters.
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Basic Records Management
Public Records Law Changes (PowerPoint presented to state agency employees in 2011 - General topics: updates to the Oregon public records law and how it affects records retention and disposition - may not work with Safari browsers)
Managing Your Records (PDF) This brochure serves as a handy desk reference guide for properly handling government records.
Records Management Basics for Counties This training features an interactive quiz and covers topics such as the Oregon Public Records Law, records retention schedules, and basic records management principles.
Recent PowerPoint Presentations These slides cover a number of general records management topics.
Also see the Attorney General's Public Records and Public Meetings Manual (PDF).
Electronic Records Management - E-mail
"What’s in YOUR Inbox?" Low bandwidth | High bandwidth (requires RealPlayer) This training video illustrates government employees on their responsibilities in managing e-mail in compliance with state laws and regulations.
Local Government E-mail Policy Manual (PDF) This comprehensive guide addresses common issues related to local government e-mail including public record issues, writing an e-mail policy, e-mail retention and filing, security, technology, budget, and proper e-mail etiquette.
State Agency E-mail Guidelines (PDF) This resource addresses common issues related to state agency e-mail.
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
"The Call" (requires RealPlayer) This training video helps you to evaluate your agency’s preparedness for a variety of disasters and gives you pointers on ways to minimize your risk.
The resource "Public Records: A Manual for Creating A Disaster Preparedness And Recovery Plan" (PDF-120 pages) will teach you how to be ready for the worst.
State Records Center
"State Records Center to the Rescue!" (requires RealPlayer) This amusing video explores the benefits of using the State Records Center for inexpensive storage of inactive state agency records.
Security Copy Depository
Micrographics Manual (PDF-67 pages) This resource includes useful information on the equipment, supplies, process, and standards of operating a micrographics program.