In accordance with R. S. 44:405, and with the Administrative Procedure Act R. S. 49:950 et seq., the Department of State, Division of Archives, Records Management and History has adopted LAC Title 4, Part XVII Records Management Policies and Practices to provide official guidance for state agencies in establishing and maintaining an active records management program as required by R. S. 44:410 et seq.

          Additionally, on or before July 1 of each state fiscal year, the office of the Lieutenant Governor sends a form for the chief executive officer of each agency to designate a records management officer to act as liaison between the division and the agency on all matters related to records management for the term of one year.  The Library Director complies with this request, forwarding the completed documents.

          As an agency dependent upon tax revenues of Rapides Parish to operate, Rapides Parish Library fulfills the requirements of a governmental agency, and as such, will comply with these statutes as required, following state guidelines while maintaining confidentiality records of employees as required by law.

                                                          Adopted by the RPL Board of Control

                                                                                                             May, 2005

                                                                                                Revised: Nov., 2009