Corporate Information & Records Management Office
The B.C. government’s information management functions are organized within the Corporate Information and Records Management Office (CIRMO).
CIRMO promotes modernized information management across government by:
- Establishing legislation, policies and procedures
- Supporting operations
- Providing training
- Assessing compliance
Through these initiatives, CIRMO ensures that information management policy, training and compliance are aligned and integrated. CIRMO also ensures that accountability for government’s many information management functions is well understood and transparent.
CIRMO falls under the leadership of the Chief Records Officer (CRO), who is responsible for all of the B.C. government’s information management practices, legislation and policies.
The CRO leads a team of professional and experienced records managers, archivists, and privacy and access professionals. Their mandate is to modernize and transform government’s information management legislation, policies, practices, operations, training and compliance.
CIRMO provides policy support, guidance, training and review across government to ensure:
- Comprehensive access to information, including through Freedom of Information requests and through proactive disclosure
- Robust privacy protection
- Modernized records management practices
- Effective information management evaluation, leadership and promotion
In the public sector in B.C., the information management discipline is governed by an integrated and complementary suite of legislation and policy, including:
- The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
- The Information Management Act
- Government Core Policy and Procedures on Information Management
- Supporting policies in areas such as privacy, open government and records management
- The CIRMO Appraisal Policy, which establishes the basis for identifying records for preservation in the government archives