April is Records and Information Management Month (RIMM)!

Posted on behalf of Jessica Tichy


Join us in celebrating April as “Records and Information Management Month (RIMM)!  This internationally recognized month spotlights and promotes the records and information management profession and the importance and value of organizing and managing records to the organization.

Follow the news link, “Archives News” on the Washington State Archives page.  Watch for the title  “April is Records and Information Management Month.” There is a link in the news article for a copy of the Proclamation issued by Governor Inslee declaring April to be RIMM for the State of Washington.  This RIMM proclamation is in recognition of the critical need for agencies to organize and manage public records and also recognizes of the role and efforts made by the hardworking and diligent records professionals who endeavor to preserve, protect and manage our public records.

As those of you who deal with records maintenance get hit by the spring cleaning bug, keep in mind that there is a new “2015 DRAFT” version of the state’s general records retention schedule here. 


ABC’s of Records Retention

Posted on behalf of Jessica Tichy. 


Fall quarter is around the corner. Are you trying to take advantage of the lull to catch up on archiving? Are you new to the College and have no idea where to begin? Is this topic your least favorite, as dusting is to me on the home front? Well, rest assured, you are not alone.

Truly, this topic is as simple as ABC.

  • Attitude – Have a can do philosophy! The sooner you tackle archiving, the sooner it is done.
  • Belief – Know that this task is important to the organization as a whole; both historically and from a business continuity perspective.
  • Capable – With a little encouragement and support you can do this and make sense of all the records retention guidelines; that is where I come in.

Important Links

If I can be of assistance, please contact me at ext. 3361.

I will help you dust off the cobwebs on your records retention guidelines, and if you do not already have a set of instructions handy; see the above links.