Records Compliance

What is a Record?

College records are any document, paper, letter, book, map, photograph, sound or video recording, microfilm, magnetic tape, electronic medium, regardless of physical form or characteristic, created or received by the college, any of its officers, or employees in the transaction of business.

ACC’s records management program is a comprehensive system of integrated procedures to support efficient, economical, and effective controls for the creating, distributing, organizing, maintaining, using, and disposing of all college records.

Review the Records and Information Management webpages, including Records Management Training Resources to learn how to properly store or dispose of college records, or contact Records and Information Management staff for assistance.

Local Government Records Act

In 1989, the State of Texas enacted legislation establishing uniform standards and procedures for the maintaining, preserving, microfilming, and disposing of local government records. This legislation was documented and made available to local governments in the form of the Local Government Records Act (hereinafter referred to as the Act), which is considered to be one of the most comprehensive local government records laws in the nation.

The Act sets forth administrative rules governing the retention, microfilming, and electronic storage of local government records and establishes procedures by which local governments can lawfully dispose of records that have ceased to have value. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is the state agency responsible for implementing the Act.

All Texas community colleges are considered to be local governments and subject to the administrative rules set forth in the Act.

ACC Administrative Rules and Procedures

State Laws

Federal Laws

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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