Introduction to the Public Records Act 

Tuesday 21 October 2014 , 
  Wellington  , Wellington 
$380.00 +GST
Everything You Always Wanted to Know But Were Too Afraid to Ask

This course introduces you to the key provisions contained in the Public Records Act,  the new Records Management Standard for the Public Sector and provides plenty of opportunity to work through real examples, and helps you determine what your next recordkeeping steps should be.

It is intended for people working in public offices who have responsibility for aspects of recordkeeping. This includes records managers, records staff, recordkeeping support roles, information technology professionals and project managers

The course covers:

  • What public records are and how to identify them
  • What it means to create and maintain records
  • When you should create a public record
  • Common issues in creating and maintaining records
  • The benefits of good recordkeeping and how to explain these to others
  • How the PRA applies to different formats
  • How the PRA applies to records created through contracting out or the use of consultants
  • What to do with historic hard copy records
  • The relationship between the PRA and the Official Information and Privacy Acts
  • Understanding of the specific key provisions of the PRA so that you know what they mean and why they are important
  • Models and support for creating your own action plan


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