Records Management Workshop

Friday March 9, 2018 at the Municipality of East Hants Training Room

How municipal governments manage information can directly affect their ability to operate efficiently. With the ongoing requirement for information access, municipal governments must be certain that information created today will be available over time for as long as the information is required. Municipalities have a duty to document information, and Nova Scotia Office of Information and Privacy Commission has stated that records relating to the conduct of a municipality’s business are subject to the access and privacy provisions of FOIPOP and the MGA.

This hands on workshop will discuss how to implement a records information management program using the newest AMA Records Manual – 3rd version. It will also discuss the alignment to STOR and STAR (Standards for Government Records). This workshop will provide real examples to enhance your understanding of clarity around classifications.   

Session Objectives

  • Structure and components of the AMA Records Management Manual
  • What is considered an official record
  • File structure, classifying vs filing
  • Applying retention schedules and dispositions
  • Storing semi-active records
  • What to look for preparing inactive records for disposition

Registration & Cost

To register for the AMANS Records workshop, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the name of registrant(s), municipality, title(s) and any dietary restrictions to accomodate. The cost to attend the workshop is $150 if you register before Monday February 26, 2018. If you register on or after Monday February 26, 2018 the cost is $180. Registrations cancelled in writing before Monday February 26, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to the full registration fee. A finalized agenda will be sent as we get closer to the date.


This workshop will be held at 15 Commerce Court, in the Municipality of East Hants Training Room. 


This workshop will be facilitated by Wendy Hill, Manager of Administrative Services for the Municipality of East Hants and Kelly Sloan, Executive Assistant with the Town of New Glasgow. Wendy and Kelly provide expertise to the AMANS Records Committee based on their experience in handling municipal records and are familiar with the recent changes to the AMANS Records Classification System.