Records management is an essential part of governmental record keeping. The objective of the RIM program is to protect, control, and manage all of the county's electronic and paper-based information assets in an efficient, cost effective manner and in compliance with state regulations and laws.
Each department has a designated Departmental Records Coordinator (PDF) who serves as an intermediary between the department and the RIM Program. The coordinator is responsible for managing departmental records to ensure that essential information is appropriately retained, controlled, and can be retrieved as needed.
In 2007, RIM staff conducted a county-wide inventory to determine the amount of physical records held by each department. Since the inception of the program, RIM has assisted departments with destruction of over 118 tons of eligible records, thereby reducing storage and management costs, as well as potential liability.