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Monday, September 14, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Justice Dept. Says Hillary Clinton Had Authority to Delete Certain Emails" - What about Indiana?

Michael S. Schmidt had this story about the DOJ ruling on the Clinton emails in the Sept. 11th NY Times. A quote:

Mrs. Clinton has given the State Department roughly 30,000 emails from the account that she determined were government records. She has said that she deleted about 31,000 other emails that she said were personal, and Justice said that those are not government records.

Under federal record-keeping guidelines, government employees are “required to review each message, identify its value, and either delete it or move it to a record-keeping system,” the Justice Department said.

“There is no question that former Secretary Clinton had authority to delete personal emails without agency supervision — she appropriately could have done so even if she were working on a government server,” the filing said. “Under policies issue both by the National Archives and Records Administration and the State Department, individual officers and employees are permitted and expected to exercise judgment to determine what constitutes a federal record.”

The ILB wrote a great deal about the State of Indiana email policy in 2012:ILB: Several points about these last quotes:As before, the Commission links to several example policies, including that of IDEM, which states at p. 2:
If an employee leaves service at IDEM it is the employee’s responsibility to review e-mail records, download those e-mail that need to be retained onto a disk, archive (printed and stored in the correct place) or delete all e-mail according to the established retention schedule prior to leaving. The employee’s manager is responsible to apply the schedule to any e-mail remaining after the employee leaves.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 14, 2015 02:50 PM
Posted to Indiana Government