Hi all, I work for a large manufacturing organization (20K + employees) where Records Management currently falls under the Legal function. Recently, as our primary source of records retention moves from paper to electronic, one of the higher ups voiced her opinion that the records management function may no longer be necessary. Her reasoning is that it is becoming an IT function. In addition, there are other roles within the organization whose duties may overlap the records manager tasks - for instance, compliance officer, privacy office, etc.
I disagree with this reasoning. Okay, as records manager, maybe I am biased, but I still believe that records management is a necessary role and is needed to work as a partner with IT to help develop strategies and ensure compliance with company policies and requirements.
So, I am trying to come up with a rebuttal, but I want to use real world examples. Can any records manager out there provide examples of what types of duties they perform, your organization size and what, if any, stakeholders you may interact with?