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State Government Record Management

Each year government agencies generate and receive records to fulfill mandated programs and responsibilities.

The Code of Iowa and Iowa Administrative Code provide that records are all information created or received in the course of conducting state business. To assist state government agencies, Iowa established a government records program. Integral to the records program is the State Records Commission, a policy making group comprised of ranking state officials.

Its priority is to assure preservation and access to records created by state government to:

  • Protect the rights of Iowa’s citizens
  • Meet the administrative, fiscal and legal requirements for the records in the agency
  • Identify the records of enduring historical value for permanent preservation by the state