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Contact your Records Analyst so he or she can provide you with training in our RIMS database.

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


 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.

Visit our Record Retention Schedules page for more information.

Visit our State Records Center page

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:

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

Guidelines for scanning in-house:


The State Imaging Center’s goals are to improve state agencies’ access to their records and to decrease the state’s demand for storage space for paper records.  Preference is given to records which, once digitized, will be entered into the Wyoming Digital Archives, the state’s secure digital repository.  But other requests for digitization will also be considered.  We work closely with the State Archives’ Records Management Program to identify records series which might benefit from digitization and secure online storage. Contact Carmen Clayton to discuss your request.  Visit our State Imaging Center page to learn more.

Visit our Preparing Records for imaging page

Visit our Wyoming Digital Archives page.

Click on the orange icons below to open the documents.