All public agencies are responsible for applying efficient and effective management methods for the creation, use, maintenance, retention, destruction, and preservation of records created and received in the course of agency business. Oversight of the management of public records is the authority the Secretary of State and the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration is charged with administering and implementing a statewide records management program in accordance with professional records and information management practices and principles.
VSARA's Records Analysis Unit assists public agencies in establishing, maintaining, and implementing active and continuing programs for the effective management, preservation, and disposition of records, regardless of their physical form or characteristics. VSARA records analysts are also responsible for the development record schedules and all state agencies are required to participate in VSARA's Targeted Assistance Program (TAP) for any and all requests for changes or updates to records retention. Records analysis support for local government is provided through VSARA's Vermont Local Records Program.