Chief executives of NSW public offices have specific obligations under the State Records Act 1998:

The chief executive of each public office has a duty to ensure that the public office complies with the requirements of this Act and the regulations and that the requirements of this Act and the regulations with respect to State records that the public office is responsible for are complied with."
State Records Act 1998, Section 10

For a concise summary of the key obligations for public offices under the Act, see Key obligations under the State Records Act.

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Leaflet for CEOs: Why is recordkeeping important?

Records and information are at the core of government business and are core assets. In NSW public offices, records and information help organisations plan for and achieve short and long term outcomes that are relevant and valuable to the community, business and government.

This new leaflet covers the key benefits of recordkeeping and is designed to assist Chief Executives understand why recordkeeping is important. 

Why is recordkeeping important? can be downloaded and printed for use and distribution. 

View leaflet (PDF)

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Senior Executive Fundamentals

The Public Service Commission has launched a resource for senior executives called Senior Executive Fundamentals. The website includes an Obligations section with a page devoted to records management which outlines the importance of managing records efficiently and effectively to support service delivery, good governance and accountability. This page was developed with input from State Records NSW and outlines senior executives' responsibilities under the State Records Act 1998, key benefits of good recordkeeping, the requirement to establish a records management program, and what senior executives need to do. This page is an excellent resource for anyone working in recordkeeping who needs to promote records management programs within their organisation.

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