Chief Records Officer Responsibilities

As established under the Information Management Act (IMA), the Chief Records Officer (CRO) 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 and guidelines under the IMA
  • Assessing compliance with the IMA
  • Providing an annual report on the CRO mandate

The CRO is also responsible for: