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State Records Committee

 

 

General Information

Wyoming Statutes specify that a committee will be convened at least quarterly to approve “recommendations on retention schedules of all public records and act upon requests to destroy any public records” and to issue “guidelines and best practices on records management and digital preservation.”

If you have questions about the Committee or its decisions, feel free to contact Wyoming State Archivist, Mike Strom, who serves as chair:  307-766-7020 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Authorization

9-2-411. Records committee created; composition; expenses; meetings; action by majority vote; duties as to retention and disposition of public records.

The records committee is created to be composed of the director or his deputy, who shall act as chairman and secretary of the committee, the attorney general or his appointee and the director of the state department of audit or his appointee. Committee members shall serve without additional salary, but shall be entitled to traveling expenses incurred incident to committee business. Expenses shall be paid from the appropriations made for operation of their respective departments or offices. The records committee shall meet upon call by the chairman at least once every quarter. Action by the committee shall be by majority vote and records shall be kept of all committee business. When the disposition of records is considered by the records committee, it shall ascertain the recommendations of the head of the department or the departmental records officer. The records committee shall approve, modify, or disapprove the recommendations on retention schedules of all public records and act upon requests to destroy any public records. Any modification of a request or recommendation shall be approved by the head of the agency originating the request or recommendation. The department shall provide forms, approved by the records committee, upon which it shall prepare recommendations to the committee in cooperation with the records officer of the department or other agency whose records are involved. The records committee may issue to state departments, agencies, and political subdivisions thereof guidelines and best practices on records management and digital preservation.

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