Public authorities must comply with legal, administrative, cultural and business recordkeeping requirements through reliable recordkeeping systems that ensure full and accurate records of Government business is adequately documented, preserved and made accessible.
The Queensland Government outlines its compliance principles in Information Standard 40: Recordkeeping, which is enacted by the Public Records Act 2002.
The Department of Housing continued implementing a comprehensive records management strategy to address the standards set in Information Standard 40 (Recordkeeping).
- local recordkeeping policies and guidelines were reviewed and promoted and are available for all staff to access,
- archived facilities were reviewed,
- a project commenced to upgrade the department's records management system, and
- significant recordkeeping training was provided to staff.
In addition, recordkeeping information and responsibilities are included in the department's orientation program.