Welcome fellow RIM Gurus to a new Puget Sound Chapter year. I am looking forward to an exciting RIMtastic program year!
Our first chapter meeting will kick off with the topic of being connected and broadening our networking with fellow chapter members. Networking and having personal contacts with others in our industry is an invaluable benefit to our members. Making connections with fellow members helps us to know who to call when facing challenging situations concerning RIM topics.
I recall not too long ago, my supervisor left my section for another position. The records section was placed in a different group and my new supervisor said to me, “I don’t really know what you do.” Or how about when new employees are brought to your section and all the seasoned employee can say is, “…and this is the records section… yep… the records section. They do records.”
Ouch! Are you ready for your 1-3-minute elevator speech to explain what you do and your importance at your agency? Join us on September 12 to share your best ‘elevator speech’ or develop your own ‘elevator speech’ about what you do and how important you are to the agency. Even if you have one, you are sure to improve it at this fun and interactive workshop!
Thank you to all who participated in our interest survey, it provides valuable feedback to the board and helps us with planning decisions. If you didn’t take the survey yet, please do!
We are going to try a few different approaches to our programming topics; I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our monthly meetings.
In case you missed our last meeting, the new 2018-2019 board is:
Giselle Kamieniecki, President
Karen Hague, Vice President
Catherine Wilson, Chairman of the Board
Sadie Schaneman, Treasurer
Carissa Bourdon, Program Director
Gayle Waxon, Secretary
Missy Norton, Director
Joey Grant, Director
Eileen Harke, Director
Susan Haigh, Director
We are looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing our experiences with you. We would love for you to share your ideas for chapter meetings and your experiences tackling special RIM projects because we learn the best from experience and sharing those experiences with others.
President, ARMA Puget Sound Chapter
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The Puget Sound Chapter of ARMA International was chartered in 1976. Our members hail from around the entire Puget Sound area and represent public and private sector records management professionals, vendors, and others interested in the field.
The final program of the 2017-2018 ARMA Puget Sound Chapter year is coming upon June 13! We hope many of our members and other records management professionals in the area can join us to celebrate, connect, and learn together. Register online today.
Along with an educational program, we’ll recognize chapter members with awards and tenure certificates, and take time for dinner and networking, too.
Ever feel like going postal due to volumes of email and not being able to find what you need? Presenting a case study moving from Exchange Outlook to Office 365 and capitalizing on the new features available to better manage email. This case study will address the problem of too much email and ineffectively addressing retention. You will learn how we managed this project and changed our culture to get user buy-in and implemented an effective Email management strategy. From file plan creation to pilot, you’ll learn how to create a roadmap for the project, create retention policy and develop training and communication for users.
Speaker Bio: Catherine Wilson has been an Information Governance and RIM professional for over 20 years. Currently she is the Corporate Records Manager for Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company and developed the RIM program in its entirety. Previously, Catherine was the Global Records Manager for Hewlett-Packard Company.
Catherine has been an ARMA member since 1998 and served on the Board of Greater Sacramento Capitol ARMA Chapter as Program Director, Secretary and Membership Committee Chair. She is now an active member of the Puget Sound Chapter and served as President, Vice President and Program Director. Catherine is a Certified Records Manager (CRM) is ECMP certified and working towards her IGP.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is a top priority for companies doing business in the EU, but GDPR has far-reaching implications around the globe. Complying with the GDPR will require a company to reach into its Information Technology, Records Management, and Line of Business functions to make compliance a reality.
This presentation is intended as an introduction to the GDPR that attorneys, privacy specialists, and members of the IG team can all understand and use as a primer for GDPR compliance. Topics include:
Risks of non-compliance,
Impact on US organizations,
Safe Harbor and Privacy Shield,
the role of RIM in GDPR compliance.
About our Speaker
Thom Whittemore is a Principal with Iron Mountain Advisory Services and has more than 13 years of experience in the field of records management. Working with clients in the private and public sectors throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and other countries, Thom has developed compliant Records and Information Management Programs across a variety of industries and companies. His work includes policy and records retention schedule development, global program development, information governance consulting, and privacy compliance solutions.
Many of our chapter members work in the public sector including local, county, state, and federal government agencies.
With that in mind we think some of you will be interested in the online forums hosted by NAGARA (National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators) coming up on May 4, 2018. The program is approved for CRM maintenance credits and costs $49 (members) / $79 (non-members). Get more info on the NAGARA website.
The role of records manager or archivist may seem simple and straight forward, but that is hardly the reality! Our role is ever expanding. Today our profession doesn’t just manage boxes and paper files, but we have to manage electronic files as well. There is more than meets the eye and more at stake than ever before. By the nature of electronic records, records managers and archivists play a role in training, risk management, public records, data privacy and security, and litigation support.
The 2018 ONLINE Forum highlights a few of the expanding roles where the records managers’ input and engagement is crucial, while offering practical, implementable solutions that will help to get your electronic records organized and under control. These solutions, in turn, will make you an invaluable asset to your organization and team members in other departments across your organization as you contribute to the efficiencies, compliance and safeguards that stem from a solid records management program.
The Records Manager’s Role in E-Discovery
Cyber Security – Information, Disinformation, and the Preservation of History
Shutting Down The Shared Drive & Moving Forward Strategically
Accept the Challenges! Thirty Days to a Slimmer Email Mailbox
Announcing a change in the program topic for May 9, 2018.
We are excited to announce that Tom Whittemore from Iron Mountain will be presenting on data protection and privacy law including GDPR and European Union privacy regulations. More details coming soon, but you can register today!