2017 Raffle Prize Winners

The Foundation would like to congratulation Scott Edwards who won the final raffle prize at the ARMA International conference in Orlando, FL. The gift made possible by VERITRUST (serving Houston, San Antonio Austin, & Central Texas).

The Foundation would also like to congratulate the following individuals for each winning an Apple iPad Mini 4 at this year’s ARMA Regional Leadership Conferences!

Mid-Atlantic/Northeast RLC: Michael Landau

Gift made possible by the Greater Washington, DC Metro Area Chapter

Great Lakes/Rocky Mountain RLC: Patti Pelacci

Gift made possible by the Foundation.

Pacific/Great Northwestern RLC: Justin Parker

Gift made possible by the Foundation.

Southeast/Southwest RLC: Sylvia Ehret

Gift made possible by Lisa Polisar, Foundation Trustee and Senior Manager (retired)

ARMA Canada RegionErica Mitchell

Gift made possible by Information Management Specialists. The Information Management Specialists is an information management consulting company owned and operated by Christine Ardern, CRM FAI, IGP, Toronto, Ontario.


Call for Researchers: Results of “Big Bucket” Retention Practices

The Foundation is currently seeking a researcher to work with us on a freelance basis. This research will identify, interview, and survey a variety of organizations in different industries that have transformed their retention schedules into some form of a “big bucket” format or who have adopted big bucket retention scheduling from scratch.

The suggested methodology includes but may not be limited to interviews and surveys using a generated standard set of questions.  The Foundation would like to see this research address, at a minimum, the following questions:

  • Are big bucket schedules working as anticipated?
  • Have they assisted with classification and retention of electronic as well as hard copy record keeping systems?
  • Are there issues of over or under retention?
  • Have they facilitated the management of retention for both physical and electronic records and enhanced the overall stature of the organization’s records management program?
  • Are there complications pertaining to litigation or eDiscovery?
  • What are the demonstrable cost implications (cost reductions, savings, additions, or increases [operations])
  • Lessons learned? Anything that should have been done differently?

The report will be reviewed prior to publication. A Foundation liaison will be assigned to the project and work with the lead researcher through its duration.

Available Funding: $5,000.00 in three installments.

Contract Term: To be negotiated. Goal is 6 to 8 months from the date of signed contract.

Applications: Please send a resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and suggestions for the project as email attachments to: coordinator@armaedfoundation.org

Copyright: Copyright will be retained by the Foundation.

Deadline for Applications: November 15, 2017.

New Research Report Released > Requirements for Personal Information Protection: U.S. State Laws

The Foundation is excited to announce the release of the recently revised report, “Requirements for Personal Information Protection: U.S. State Laws” by Virginia A Jones, CRM, FAI.

This paper is the second of a two-part research project, funded by the ARMA International Educational Foundation, to identify privacy laws that impact records management programs. This paper covers protection of personal privacy information in U.S. state laws.

The report may accessed here: http://armaedfoundation.org/research-reports/