Records management officers (RMOs) oversee and administer their state agency’s or local government’s records management program. They act as the program’s primary advocate and provide assistance and advice to the staff who create, receive, maintain, and use the entity’s records. RMOs, with the assistance of the State Archives, identify and assess their organization’s records, ensure that staff can easily access documents when needed, and legally dispose of them when they don’t.
By law each state agency and local government must have a designated RMO and inform the State Archives who that person is. If you are a newly designated RMO, please inform the State Archives of your appointment as soon as possible. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Records managers and RMOs are encouraged to attend State Archives’ workshops and webinars
and read State Archives' publications
. These cover a diverse range of records management topics.