City of Seattle

Winthrop develops record keeping practices to comply with state requirements.

The Seattle City Archivist commissioned Winthrop to conduct an audit of records-keeping practices within eight City departments to determine compliance with the State of Washington’s records retention and disclosure requirements. The Winthrop consultants met with department representatives, discussed records-keeping practices and archival records, reviewed disclosure procedures, and toured storage facilities. Winthrop’s report included an analysis of the findings and comparative information about records management programs and practices in five cities in the United States and Canada.  A series of recommendations resulted in approval of a records management program for the City of Seattle.