Chief Records Officer Responsibilities

As established under the Information Management Act, the Chief Records Officer is responsible for:   

  • Promoting effective information management across government agencies
  • Approving and publishing information schedules for holding, transferring, archiving or disposing of government information
  • Promoting the preservation of valuable government information, including information of historical or archival value
  • Managing and promoting the government digital archives and approving the transfer of non-digital information to the government museum archives
  • Providing appropriate exemptions to the requirements to digitize information
  • Issuing directives relating to digitizing and archiving of government information

The Chief Records Officer is also responsible for: