The Public Records Board is responsible for the preservation of important State records, the orderly disposition of State Records that have become obsolete and cost-effective management of records by State agencies.
State agencies must have written approval from the board to dispose of records they generate or receive.
The Public Records Board meets quarterly in Madison. Meetings generally last 2 to 3 hours. The Board's Records Management Committee, Records Resource Management Committee and Policy Committee also meet quarterly in Madison. The Board's Records Officer Council meets monthly in Madison. Other subcommittees and workgroups meet on an ad hoc basis.
The Public Records Board has oversight and accountability for the State's Records Program. The Board conducts its work through collaboration with Wisconsin governmental entities to assist in their compliance with records retention and preservation requirements. Statutory authority may be found at Wis. Stat. Sec. 16.61.
Supporting the Public Records Board as Executive Secretary:
Georgia Thompson, Section Chief
Records Management Section
4622 University Ave. Room 10-A
Madison, WI 53705