Records and Information Management (RIM) Programs and managed 'Line-of-Business' (LOB) enterprise platforms form the foundation of Information Governance.
Often, organizations grow organically, with unknown exponential grown to both their RIM needs and LOB systems. Conducting organization-wide reviews allow organizations to regain control of their records management.
The following components can support a legally compliant RIM Program:
RIM Program Band Council Resolutions
Classification Plan and Records Retention Schedule
RIM Training Program
Email Policy and Training Program
BYOD, Social Media, Cloud and Acceptable Use Policy
LGMA Manual Customization Projects
First Nations Summit Records Management Customization Projects
Standard Content Types List
Standard Naming Conventions Guidelines
Standard Acronym Lists
Workflow Reviews to identify 'records creation'
Standardization of forms and templates
Physical Record Inventories
Paper and Electronic Declaration Review
RIM Glossary and Concordance
Permanent Retention and Archives Policy
Did you know that the purpose of a RIM Bylaw is to authorize the creation and maintenance of a RIM Manual. That the manual must be kept up to date and address actions like 'disposition' before the organization can legally dispose of records? Are you using a legally defensible Confidential Disposition Certificate? Do you attach your box lists?
Global changes in the adoption of the Information Governance (IG) Method see Canadian organizations fully realizing the importance of managing their information as an 'asset'.
Organizations implementing IG see 'return on investment' as they increase both leadership, management and staff training and maximize Electronic Document and Records Management Software (EDRMS) to gain legally compliant and defensible RIM and IG Programs.
IG Steering Committee Development
IG Training Programs
EDRMS Software Options
EDRMS Funding Options
EDRMS Program Metrics
EDRMS-Ready Classification Plan and Retention Schedule
IG RIM Reviews and Restructuring for 'RIM as Asset' management
RIM and Disaster Recovery Audit for Insurance Purposes
'Line-of-Business' (LOB) Reviews
Council Meeting Policy
CCTV Sharing Policy
Engineering Records 'As Assets" Life-Cycle Management Program
Scada Data Guidelines – Transitory Declaration Policy
* Consultants are software independent. However, recommendations can be made for SharePoint add-in EDRMS solutions.
Stuart's boutique Information Law practice focuses on providing clients with drafting services for the development of Legislation, Bylaws, Policies, Procedures, Standards and Best Practices.
It is often difficult to find a lawyer to who is qualified to draft complex documents that pertain to Privacy, RIM and IG Programs. Organizations such as Municipalities, Regulators, Industry and First Nation Governments may not have staff that are legally trained or have the capacity to draft these documents.
Areas of Practice:
Government to Government Negotiations
Legislation & Law Reform
Freedom of Information & Privacy Law
Electronic Discovery Counsel
Privacy Impact Assessments
Workplace Bullying and Harassment
Canada Anti-Spam Law (CASL) Compliance and Mitigation Plans
Stuart works with his clients to create custom training programs. He also facilitates 'train-the-trainer' programs, that support the organization in realizing internal training program delivery. Stuart believes that capacity starts with leadership, and when leadership has capacity the organization will be stronger, more dynamic and resilient.
Would your organization benefit from the following training programs?
Records Management Program
Information Governance Program
Standards and Best Practices
FOI Request Discovery Response
Legal Hold Discovery Response
RIM Disaster Recovery Response
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