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Record management 101, Part 2: Developing your ‘RIM’ program

Jacki Cheslow (j.cheslow@ieee.org) is Global Compliance Program Leader for New York City-based The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

As discussed in my last article,[1] records information management (RIM) and compliance go hand in hand. As compliance professionals, our job is to reduce an organization’s risk. The risk of not having and enforcing a strong record management program is great and could potentially affect not just the organization but others. In this follow-up article, we’ll focus on the basics of building a defensible compliance program. Like compliance, there is no out-of-the-box or one-size-fits-all program. Your record management program will need to be customized to your needs, but I hope the tips provided here will help achieve a truly defensible record management program.

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