In April, the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Division (PSTMD) joined with the Jamaica Archives and Records Department (JARD) in celebrating RIM Practitioners Month under the theme ‘Managing Records and Information for Posterity: Transparent, Accountable and Inclusive.’
At the opening (April 14) of the month-long events for Records and Information Management (RIM) month, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Robert Morgan commended RIM practitioners who have given of their time and service towards nation-building over the years.
The Minister reminded the audience that the public sector RIM practitioners are key to ensuring the integrity of the records from creation to disposition, irrespective of their media (paper, electronic or audio-visual). These records will ultimately form part of Jamaica’s documentary heritage, that are unique and irreplaceable records of Government and society.
The State Minister also recognized the team and particularly the Office of the Cabinet, PSTMD for the work being done to implement the Government of Jamaica’s RIM Policy, “I want to extend special thanks to the Office of the Cabinet which continues to support the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, mainly the Information Division and JARD, to oversee the Government of Jamaica’s RIM programme implementation across the Public Sector,” he said.
The month-long celebrations ended with the virtual RIM Symposium on Wednesday, April 28. The Minister of Education, Youth and Information Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams addressed the event’s opening and charged that RIM Practitioners maintain the integrity of all records in their custody.
The virtual RIM symposium saw presentations from local and regional participants on various topics which included: ‘The benefits of records and information management in the hybrid environment’, ‘Strategies to identify risks in government entities’, ‘Application of guards to e-RIM’, and ‘Legislation and regulations governing the management of records in today’s digital experiences’.