The intention of the "Health Check" is to support organisations to adopt a culture of continual improvement in information management. TAHO has no intention of publishing the reports or individual agency ratings more broadly.
The results of the first assessment provide a baseline on which the agency can build, and gives direction for improvement. Preparing an Action Plan based on Key recommendations will assist compliance with obligations under the Archives Act 1983, help to meet other legislative requirements and business objectives, drive continuous improvement activities and support optimised performance.
The results also help GISU to give the agency more targeted and specific assistance, instead of the more generalised assistance we now provide. The assessments will also assist us to gather quality information on the major information risks facing Tasmanian government more broadly.
Records Management Principles Overview (2014: Guideline 1)
This Guideline is intended to assist development of a strategic approach to records and information management and introduces a range of key concepts to promote a culture where organisations value their corporate information as a business asset. It introduces the principles of Records Management and describes the processes and practices that organisations must align with to meet their obligations under the Act. The checklist included in this Guideline forms the basis of the IM Maturity assessment.
Conducting a Self-assessment against Guideline 1
GISU has developed this tool to assist agencies to use the Evidence Checklist from Guideline 1 - Records Management Principles as a basis for self-assessment. Regular self-assessment and review of agency-wide records management practices should form part of your Records Management Program. It will assist your agency to meet compliance requirements, drive continuous improvement activities, improve agency-wide practices and support optimised performance.
Conducting a Records Management Maturity Self-Assessment
Checklist of evidence requirements (based on Guideline 1)