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Sunday, May 11, 2008

North Carolina Panel Urges Training...

Members of panel appointed by Gov. Mike Easley appears headed toward approval of a plan that would require training on the public records law for most state employees and improvements to government e-mail servers that would archive e-mails for a number of years.

However, a majority of the group expressed concern about creating a system that archived all government e-mails automatically and voiced support for allowing state employees the continued discretion to decide which of their e-mails should be preserved for posterity and which ones are zapped.

Though news reports of the administration’s public information officers and even Easley himself trashing public records triggered the panel’s creation, several of those the governor appointed to review the matter said Thursday state employees should be trusted to do the right thing.

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