Text Messaging Policies

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Text Messaging Policies

Outline of four policies around how to manage text messaging in local government business situations.  All local governments should develop a clear policy for how text messaging can or cannot be used by employees and elected officials, as well as how text messages will be managed and retained to satisfy the requirements of the Public Records Act (PRA). Below are various policy approaches that other jurisdictions in Washington have taken. 


May 3, 2018


Advice sheets, agency policies and training sessions for Washington State about Managing Text Messages: https://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/recordsmanagement/managing-text-messages.aspx

May 14, 2018

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