Records Managers in the Public Sector – An inspiring definition

In a memorandum marking the beginning of an Executive Branch-wide effort to reform records management policies and to develop a 21st-century framework for government records management, President Obama said

“Records are the foundation of open government, supporting the principles of transparency, participation and collaboration. Well-managed records can be used to assess the impact of programs, to improve business processes, and to share knowledge across the Government. Records protect the rights and interests of people, and hold officials accountable for their actions. Permanent records document our nation’s history.”

This is one definition that would leave any records manager feeling slightly inspired instead of the usual perspective, where the description is along the lines of compliance-driven paranoia that often pervades vendor messaging in the records management industry.

On the contrary, this refreshing definition places records management at the center of public sector business and acknowledging their importance in protecting rights, fighting corruption, preserving history and building trust in public sector institutions.

At Zenith, we like working with and placing inspired people in the public sector, to the extent that we’ve been made an approved supplier on the C007 Contingent Workforce Scheme. Through this scheme, we have actively filled various positions for State Government across Australia, from Executive recruitment to casuals, for roles ranging from Administration Assistant to specialist roles such as ‘Trim Trainers’ and EDRMS Specialists.

Approved Supplier for Contingent Workforce Scheme


And just in case you have not heard of us, Zenith is a specialist agency with over 20 years of experience in offering recruitment consulting, library technical services and business transition consulting services for clients across all public and corporate sectors. So if you are an inspired candidate looking for your next placement or if you need to tap into our database of over 6,000 potential candidates to fill your team, get in touch for some inspiration.