Statutory Authority and Mission
The Public Records Board is responsible for the preservation of important State records, the orderly disposition of State Records that have come to the end of their life and cost-effective management of records by State agencies.
The Public Records Board meets quarterly in Madison. Meetings generally last 2 to 3 hours. The Board's Records Management Committee and Operations and Training Advisory Committee also meet quarterly in Madison. The Board's Policy and Governance Committee will meet as needed, by call of the Chair in Madison. Other subcommittees and workgroups meet on an ad hoc basis.
The Public Records Board has oversight and accountability for the State's Records Program. The Board conducts its work through collaboration with Wisconsin governmental entities to assist in their compliance with records retention and preservation requirements. Statutory authority may be found at Wis. Stat. § 16.61.