Government Document Management Software and Services

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Find Your Government Document Management System Match with Record Nations

Governments, whether at the national or local level, handle a substantial volume of documents annually. The content of these documents varies depending on the agency’s responsibilities, but one constant remains: the essential need for effective document management. This is where tailored document management software for government entities becomes indispensable.

Modern document management services empower government agencies by enhancing efficiency, increasing security, and ensuring strict compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Record Nations collaborates with service providers nationwide to offer customized document management systems that precisely align with your agency’s requirements. Elevate your government’s productivity and streamline processes by embracing automation today.

Benefits of Document Scanning and Management for Government

Centralized Document Management

These systems offer a single repository for all documents, enabling instant retrieval through keyword searches. Uploading and indexing new documents is a straightforward process—simply scan and tag for easy access.

Enhanced Security

In an increasingly risky digital environment, document management systems prioritize government data security. High-level encryption and robust accessibility protocols ensure the protection of sensitive information.

Streamlined Processes and Workflow Optimization

Document management systems simplify document tracking and automate processes, ensuring timely access for authorized parties. No more searching through filing cabinets or waiting for paperwork.

Efficient Vendor Contract Management

Digital documents streamline and automate vendor contract management, reducing time and effort. They facilitate tracking changes, managing approvals, and monitoring contract expiration, renewal, and renegotiation timelines.

Government Document Management FAQs

What regulations mandate the management of government records?

1. The General Records Schedules: Outlines retention schedules for documents created by government agencies.
2. The Privacy Act of 1974: Requires fair practices for information maintained by the federal government.
3. The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Disposal Rule: Requires the proper disposal of confidential information acquired from consumer reports.
4. State-By-State Data Security Laws: State governments have their own data security laws to protect sensitive information collected by state government agencies.

Will your document management services keep our government in compliance with privacy regulations?

Yes, all of our service providers meet or exceed the requirements of both state and federal data privacy regulations.

What is the typical turnaround time for a project?

The timeline of your project will depend on the service(s) you need, the complexity, and any other requests that you need. Your service provider will give you a more accurate timeline when you contact us with the details of your project.

What types of government documents should I scan?

Our service providers are equipped to scan any type of government document. Some examples include, but are not limited to: official records, legislations and regulations, financial documents, administrative records, public services documents, health and safety documents, education records, census and demographic data, historical and cultural records, research and scientific data, and more!

Will my government records be safe at an off-site facility?

Yes, our off-site storage facilities are equipped with fire-suppressant systems, climate controls, access controls, 24/7 security, and more to protect your documents from internal and external threats. Your historical documents especially will stay preserved with the help of climate controls.

How will my digital government documents be protected?

Our document management systems can come with encryption, access controls, redaction, version controls, and more to enhance the security of your digital files.

How much does it cost to scan my government records?

On average, it costs 7-12 cents per page. However, the price will depend on how many documents you have, the type of record, the complexity, and any other special requests. We will get you accurate price quotes when you contact us with the details of your project.

How much does off-site storage cost?

Typically, records storage costs anywhere from 50-95 cents per box per month. However, the price will depend on the number of boxes you have, any prep work, indexing, additional security measures, retrieval options, and any more special requests.

How do I need to prepare my government records for scanning?

Generally, you should organize your documents in the way you want to index them in your digital storage system. They should be free of any damage, and you should remove staples, paper clips, or other bindings so the scanning process can run efficiently and smoothly.

How do I prepare my government records for off-site storage?

1. Sort and Organize: Before storing your documents off-site, sort them into categories based on their type, date, or other relevant criteria. Organizing your documents beforehand will make it easier to access them later.

2. Remove Unnecessary Items: Take this opportunity to purge any records that are no longer needed or relevant. Dispose of outdated documents following your organization’s document retention policies and regulations.

3. Boxing: Place the sorted documents into sturdy, archival-quality boxes or containers. Use appropriate-sized boxes to prevent overfilling and potential damage.

4. Labeling: Clearly label each box with information such as the contents, date range, and any other relevant identifiers. This will make it easier to locate specific records when needed.

5. Inventory: Create a detailed inventory list of all the boxes or containers being sent to off-site storage. Include box numbers, contents, and any other relevant information to track your documents.

6. Protective Measures: Consider using archival-quality folders, sleeves, or envelopes to protect individual documents within the boxes. This can help prevent damage from handling, moisture, or environmental factors.

What is the Privacy Act of 1974?

The Privacy Act of 1974 governs fair information practices for data maintained by the federal government.

What is the FTC's Disposal Rule?

Federal Trade Commission’s Disposal Rule requires appropriate disposal of sensitive information derived from consumer reports.

What are the General Records Schedules?

The General Records Schedules provide retention schedules for records created by federal agencies.

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