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November Chapter Meeting

Alaric Robertson, Records Management Officer/ Business Continuity Planning Manager, TDLR presents:

Is your organization interested in saving real money, or hard dollars as we call it? Why not take the time to learn what Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has done to save tax payer money, improve records retention and create much needed physical space? Pass this invite to your colleagues that may be interested in hearing more about Alaric Robertson’s Six Sigma Black Belt project.

While working in the Office of Innovation Alaric Robertson identified and researched areas for improvement concerning records management within TDLR. From 2006 to 2015, the annual cost of storing and archiving records had consistently risen from $5,000 to over $43,000 and is still steadily increasing. Those numbers do not include other costs like boxes, personnel salaries dedicated to prepping boxes, reams of paper, printer ink, imaging etc. The box quantity increased from 2,100 to 6,100 over a span of 9 years prior to the completion of Alaric’s Six Sigma Project and TDLR was significantly running out of physical storage space.

Alaric initiated and worked with every division and department in TDLR to change TDLR’s records retention schedule in a manner that allowed the agency to dispose of over 4,000 boxes of documents immediately which gave TDLR an immediate cost savings of $90,000 over the following five years. The project was the catalyst for initializing a formal records management program at TDLR.

During our November meeting, you will learn how Alaric used Six Sigma Methods to identify, prioritize and come up with solutions for issues with managing records which has resulted in substantial cost savings. We look forward to seeing you.

Where: This month's meeting will be on Camp Mabry at the Hall of Heroes.
When: 11:30am-1:00pm
Meeting Fee: $5 for members and $10 for non-members and guests (including first time guests); please note that RSVP and payment in advance on the website is preferred but payment by cash, check or credit card is accepted at the meeting.

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Alaric Robertson: After 20 years in the private industry in managerial and directorial roles Alaric began his new journey in the public sector. Alaric started at TDLR five years ago as a process improvement specialist for the former TDLR Process Improvement and Analytics team, served in TDLR’s Office of Innovation as a management analyst and then became one of TDLR’s two Records Management Officers. Alaric has a Bachelors in Business Administration as well as a Master’s in Public Administration from Texas State University and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Currently, a doctoral student at Grand Canyon University, studying Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Development, Alaric contributes his extensive research experience, and numerous years of professional management and business operations experience in the private sector to TDLR. The focus of Alaric Robertson’s role in the office of innovation was to create, develop and facilitate the transition of the agency into more than just another public institution, but into a true learning organization.
 

Earlier Event: October 26
October Chapter Meeting