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Records Management

Records are a crucial component of the governing process. They contain information that supports functions affecting every person in government or within its jurisdiction. Like other important state government resources, records and the information they contain need to be managed well to ensure accountability, efficiency, economy, and overall good government.

To help meet these challenges, the Department of Administrative Services and the State Archives Department at the Ohio History Connection continue to provide support services to promote the creation of sound records management programs as well as to enhance existing programs.



Records Management Training Presentation

Ohio Attorney General Sunshine Laws Publication

Prepare for Off-Site Storage
Click here for instructions
Agency Records Officers


Electronic Records Resources
Click here for OhioERC Guidelines
Public users are able to search the Ohio Government Records Information Management System to view the list of General Retention Schedules and Agency-Created Retention Schedules using the RIMS database link below.
Click here for RIMS database.

RIMS Manual - updated 4/27/21
Click here for RIMS Manual




State Archives Division


Ohio History Connection

Fred Previts, State Archivist

800 East 17th Avenue

Columbus, OH  43211