October 2005 Chapter Meeting
Puget Sound Chapter of ARMA International
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
"Rocket Science for Records Managers: Determining Retention Periods"
Program: Records management is not exactly rocket science, but sometimes you
feel like it is. Developing those retention periods can often feel like it
involves complex mathematical calculations, but it really is based on simple
practices. This presentation will take a more advanced look at the analysis
involved in determining retention periods including where to look for
requirements and how to identify the value of a record. In addition,
Jennifer will also cover the approval process and tips and techniques she
has used at the City for implementing the schedules.
Speaker: Jennifer Winkler is the City Records Manager for the City of
Seattle. Hired in September 2001, Jennifer is responsible for the
development and implementation of a City-wide Records Management Program for
the City of Seattle and its 35 departments. Included in this is: developing
retention schedules for each department, establishing city-wide policies and
procedures for best records management practices, developing a vital records
program, offering files management assistance, consultation on records
management issues as necessary and developing a compliance audit component.
Everyday brings new and interesting challenges. Jennifer holds a BA in
history and Masters in History with a certificate in Archives and Records
Management, both from Western Washington University. She is a member of the
Bellevue Eastside Chapter of ARMA and is also active in the Association of
Local Agency Records Managers (ALARM), National Association of Government
Archivists and Records Administrators (NAGARA), Seattle Area Archivists and
Northwest Archivists. She has spoken locally and nationally on a variety of
records management issues.
Make your reservations in several ways: Call Tricia Pack at: 253-6271551,
register on-line at pugetsoundarma.org, or e-mail Tricia at
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