Managing our information resources

Our records are our corporate memory, documenting our actions, decisions and communication and providing the foundation of government accountability. Managing these valuable assets responsibly through sound information management and recordkeeping practices allows us to make quality decisions and recommendations for Government on behalf of the community.

Treasury’s recordkeeping practices:

  • are an integral part of our business activities
  • enable our people to efficiently identify, capture and retain records
  • comply with the Public Records Act 2002.

In 2009-10, Treasury maintained its commitment to excellence in recordkeeping by:

  • supporting the implementation of an electronic records management system
  • building staff awareness about good records management practices with training programs and information sessions
  • monitoring and reporting on the use of recordkeeping systems and procedures
  • commencing a document retention and disposal schedule for 2010
  • conducting a staff survey measuring compliance and identifying training requirements. The survey revealed further scope for building staff capability in recordkeeping and that our staff were keen to develop their skills and knowledge.