Public sector organisations in NSW have records management obligations under the State Records Act 1998 (the Act) and the Standard on records management. Understanding these obligations is an essential part of your role as the Senior Responsible Officer (SRO).
Your organisation's size, resources and function will influence how the SRO role is allocated and implemented. The SRO is a senior role designated to have corporate responsibility or oversight of records and information management within the organisation.
- works with the chief executive and/or senior management to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Act
- oversees the organisation's records management program, including developing and implementing governance frameworks, strategies, policies and procedures
- champions the value and importance of records, information and data, and their effective management
- leads records, information and data management initiatives
- collaborates and/or builds partnerships with relevant business stakeholders to ensure that good recordkeeping practices are considered and embedded across the organisation
- keeps abreast of compliance requirements as issued by State Records NSW
- advises State Records NSW of changes or incidents impacting records and information management within the organisation. This includes changes to personnel undertaking this role.
The table below provides information on the key resources you will need to be aware of, consider and understand to help your organisation comply with the Act.
Note: For any changes to to your organisation's chief executive, SRO or records management contact, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Role: CEO / SRO / Records management contact
- Name of the organisation.