Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 203.023
Duties of Records Management Officer

The records management officer in each local government shall:


assist in establishing and developing policies and procedures for a records management program for the local government;


administer the records management program and provide assistance to custodians for the purposes of reducing the costs and improving the efficiency of recordkeeping;


in cooperation with the custodians of the records, prepare the records control schedules and amended schedules required by Section 203.041 (Preparation of Records Control Schedules) and the list of obsolete records as provided by Section 203.044 (Initial Destruction of Obsolete Records);


in cooperation with custodians, identify and take adequate steps to preserve local government records that are of permanent value;


in cooperation with custodians, identify and take adequate steps to protect essential local government records;


in cooperation with custodians, ensure that the maintenance, preservation, microfilming, destruction, or other disposition of records is carried out in accordance with the policies and procedures of the local government’s records management program and the requirements of this subtitle and rules adopted under it;


disseminate to the governing body and custodians information concerning state laws, administrative rules, and the policies of the government relating to local government records; and


in cooperation with custodians, establish procedures to ensure that the handling of records in any context of the records management program by the records management officer or those under the officer’s authority is carried out with due regard for:


the duties and responsibilities of custodians that may be imposed by law; and


the confidentiality of information in records to which access is restricted by law.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1248, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 533 (H.B. 1962), Sec. 15, eff. September 1, 2019.

Source: Section 203.023 — Duties of Records Management Officer, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­203.­htm#203.­023 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 203.023’s source at texas​.gov