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Who is my Records Analyst?

Who is my Records Analyst?


Records Analysts provide training and consultation on the management of the files in their offices.  They promote the efficient and economical management of records by working with state agency and local government staff who maintain office records.

If you have a question about your agency’s record management program, or would like to request training in our RIMS system, please refer to the list below to identify the Records Analyst for your agency.



Kathy Marquis - Deputy State Archivist
(307) 777-8691

  • University of Wyoming




Dale Wedel - Records Analyst
(307) 777-8628

  • Administration & Information (A&I)
  • Audit
  • Community Colleges
  • Corrections
  • Employment - Workforce Services
  • Enterprise Technology Services (ETS)
  • Family Services
  • Livestock Board
  • Public Defenders
  • Retirement
  • State Bar
  • Supreme Court
  • State Parks & Cultural Resources (SPCR)
  • Wyoming Business Council



Carmen Clayton - Records and Data Management Analyst
(307) 777-5586

  • Board of Nursing
  • District Attorneys
  • Environmental Quality (DEQ)
  • Governor (including Homeland Security)
  • Legislative Service Office (LSO)
  • Secretary of State
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction /   Department of Education
  • State Auditor
  • State Treasurer

Pat Newbern - Records Analyst
(307) 777-8907

  • Agriculture
  • Beef Council
  • Attorney General
  • Boards & Commissions
  • Construction Mgt
  • Engineer’s Office
  • Environmental Quality Council (WEQC)
  • Game & Fish
  • Health
  • Public Service Commission
  • Political Subdivisions (local governent offices)
  • Revenue
  • State Lands & Investments (Includes Forestry)
  • Transportation Department (WYDOT)
  • Water Development Commission


Carmen Clayton - Records Analyst
(307) 777-5586

  • Fire Protection & Electrical Safety
  • Insurance
  • Military Department
  • Office of Tourism


What are records retention schedules?

 Record Retention Schedules are lists of record types, organized by function and then by record title.  Each schedule lists the authorized retention period for that record type.  In the past, the State Archives created separate schedules for each record type for each separate agency office.  Our current retention schedules apply regardless of which office produces the record.  See the example below of grant management records.  This type of record could be created by many different offices, but will be governed the same across state government.

  • How do I use them?
    • If you’re new to managing your office’s records, start by contacting your Records Analyst.  Our staff can help you understand the retention schedules which apply to your records.  They can also train you to use our RIMS online system to manage your records.
  • What is a crosswalk?
    • These provisional documents list all records schedules in current use by an agency.  They also list the superseded schedules formerly used for that group of records.  The superseded schedules are not valid; they are listed for reference only, for the convenience of agency staff who used them for many years.
  • When are state records destroyed?

Visit our Record Retention Schedules page for more information.

We want to scan our records and destroy the originals. How do we do this?

Records scheduled as permanent:  the State Records Committee must approve the destruction of paper copies of permanent records. Ask your analyst for the “Request for Approval to Destroy Permanent Records that have been Scanned” (pdf) form. To be considered for this approval you must agree to conform to these standards for digital records:

Wyoming State Department of Enterprise Technology Service’s Rules, Chapter 5 [Electronic Transactions:  Electronic Records]

Uniform Electronic Transaction Act [W.S. 40-21-117 through W.S. 40-21-119].

Records which are approved and digitized will be entered into the Wyoming Digital Archives for permanent retention.

Records scheduled for eventual destruction (after set retention period):  this may be done at the discretion of the agency.

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