State Government Record Management
Each year government agencies generate and collect thousands of records to fulfill mandated programs and responsibilities.
The Code of Iowa and Administrative Rule provides that all records created in the course of conducting state business are public records. To assist government agencies Iowa has established a State Records Management Program. Integral to the records program is the State Records Commission, a policy making group comprised of ranking state officials.
Its priority is to evaluate records created by state government to determine how long individual records must be kept to:
- Protect the rights of Iowa’s citizens
- Meet the administrative, fiscal and legal requirements for the records in the agency
- Identify the records of enduring historical value for permanent preservation by the state