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Welcome to April's Member Monthly Newsletter.

It certainly has been a busy month here in RIMPA world with us all working hard to implement some new online platforms that will enhance and improve the member benefits we can deliver to you, not just during the current COVID-19 restrictions but for the future and beyond. Make sure you keep an eye out for our weekly updates in your inbox. 

We will be releasing dates for some upcoming webinars in the next 2 weeks. So keep an eye on the RIMPA event calendar here.

Thank you to all those members who have already paid their membership for the 20-21 Membership Year and for contacting us to change the details within your membership. Please feel free to contact Tynelle for any queries you have relating to your existing memberships.

REMINDER: Member Survey

Thank you to everyone that has completed the 2020 member survey to date.  If you are yet to complete the survey we would truly appreciate it if you can do this at your earliest convenience. The more feedback we receive, the more  information we have to enable us to work and plan towards providing you, our valued member with improved services, benefits and additional opportunities to 'advance and connect' your professional development in the industry. We have broken the survey up into 4 sections:
  • Member Benefits
  • Planning for a Virtual RIMPA
  • RIMPA community
  • Professional Development.
We anticipate that the survey will take approximately 10 minutes. To access the survey click on this link. We value your feedback and look forward to receiving your responses.

RIMPA Live Convention

This is the big question for us all, but at this stage we are moving ahead as planned and will make a call on how RIMPA Live will be presented in July (3 months out from planned event). The staff and I are putting together our virtual platforms so we are prepared for what may need to take place in October. 
Vendors and sponsors remain dedicated to the event and we have even signed up new vendors for this years event as recent as this week. Big thank you to our committed vendors during the “C” period. 
Let’s hope our great event can proceed as planned, so please cross your fingers and toes..

Finances and Accounts 

RIMPA finances are now being performed by Julia Lindores, one of the exceptional RIMPA staff members. Sentrika Accountants assisted RIMPA over the past 3 years to build a stable and sustainable financial base with quality controlled procedures and regular reporting. As a result of recent changes and a decision by the Board to cut costs, it was agreed that the book keeping functions and account communications would be performed by RIMPA staff. The hand over occurred on the 1st April, so all account payments, reimbursements, expenditure requests and invoicing  are now handled by Julia. Darryl Dyson from Sentrika will remain RIMPA’s CFO and Company Secretary.

Thank You to our IQ Editor   

Please join me in a big thank you to Karen Farrell who has been our IQ Editor for the past two years. By direction from the Board, the editorial of IQ will now be undertaken by Jo Kane and Amie Brown and we thank Karen for all her great work in revitalising our quarterly publication. Karen will remain involved with RIMPA utilising  her interviewing and public relation skills as required.
Please take the time to email Karen thanking her for hard work done. 

Well that is it from me at the moment, but as you are all aware, things are changing daily at the moment and updates may be more regular.

Anne Cornish 
General Manager


New Corporate Companies
ACT Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
NSW NSW Health Pathology
University of Wollongong
USA J. R. Simplot
New Individuals
WA Carol-Anne Williamson (1st year Student)
Vic Sheeneez Mutheeu (1st year Student)
New Corporate Nominees
We have welcomed 26 new corporate nominees to the RIMPA Community
Has the CV Pandemic created a new way of thinking about IM?

Wednesday 29th April | 10.00am - 11.00am | Free access only available to Members

In the space of 6 weeks we have all gone from working in busy office environments to where the majority of us are “working from home”’ being remotely connected to our workforce using technology that was meant to be an adjunct to our work environment to now being our main tool in our decision making processes….

This webinar will discuss what this means from an Information Management perspective and using this event as an example, will cover:
Meetings, Video and Audio Conferencing; Decision Making; Collaboration; Human Workflow Processing; Metadata; Appraisal; Access; Retention & Disposal

Presented by:
Joseph (David) Moldrich OAM  FRIM | Manager, IM Framework | Enterprise Data
National Australia Bank Limited

Register Here


New Closing Date for the Branch Excellence Awards

The Branch Excellence awards recognise outstanding achievements and contributions to the records and information management industry. The awards also honour members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of our profession and who are leaders in our industry.
For more information on these awards follow the link below and complete the nomination form for your specific Branch. Nominations for all awards are to be submitted to Awards and close on 31 May.
Head to the RIMPA Awards Page for more information.
Now is the perfect opportunity to keep on top of your professional development whilst in the comfort of your own home.

RIMPA have just announced a discounted rate for all Online Training Workshops at $150 for members and $250 for non-members, hurry and book now as this price is only available for a limited time!

Upcoming workshops that are sure to enhance your career or improve your skillset are scheduled for 21st and 23rd April. 

Tuesday 21st April - Records Management 101

Who is this session best for?  New starters or persons who are not directly working in records but deal with records regularly

This session will include:
  • What is a record?
  • Digital and paper records
  • What is records management?
  • Relevant legislation
  • How does records management assist the business?
  • Archiving
  • Responsibilities
  • Benefits
Register Here

Thursday 23rd April - Developing a Records Management Strategic Plan 

Who is this session best for? Advanced records and information professionals wanting to progress records and information in their organisations.

This session will include:
  • Reviewing processes and systems
  • Staff consultation
  • Gap analysis
  • Assessing legislation
  • Determining strategies in line with organisational strategies
  • Creating a one-page strategy document
  • Action Plan
Register Here

Head to the RIMPA Events Calendar to view all of the other online training opportunities we have available.
in partnership with      

RIMPA’s Gold Industry Partner ELO Digital offers a free webinar to our members showcasing the ease of use of ELO’s EDRMS.

April 28 | 10:00am AEST | Register HERE

New Report Suggests Australian Government Agencies Are Falling Behind In Their Records Compliance

MELBOURNE, Vic., April, 13 2020 - AvePoint Australia today announced the results of its 2020 Public Sector Records Readiness Report.

The survey, conducted with technology research and advisory firm, Ecosystem, included 100 records management professionals from small, medium and large government agencies across local, state and federal governments. 

Among the study findings:

Agencies are fairly confident they are managing records to applicable records management compliance standards. 60 percent of respondents said they were very confident that their records were managed accordingly and 40 percent said they were somewhat confident they are compliant.

Yet, less than a quarter of government agencies transferred all eligible records to an archival authority in the past year. When asked why they hadn’t, 41 percent of respondents stated they did not know why.
The report suggests many agencies are falling behind in their compliance journey without even realising it.
Read More 

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APS 5 $73,636 - $78,873 (plus super) Adelaide, SA

Join a supportive team with other highly talented colleagues • Work collaboratively to solve complex problems in naval acquisition and sustainment projects • Enjoy personal and professional development opportunities through rewarding career paths.

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If you are looking for a challenging career with a defined career path that makes a difference, perhaps a role in the Department of Defence working on Australia’s most complex Defence naval capabilities is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for?

Join a supportive team with other highly talented colleagues

Work collaboratively to solve complex problems in naval acquisition and sustainment projects

Head to our Job Listings Page to read more.
Developing an Information Management Strategy
Online Delivery (options include Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams or use your organisations preferred platform)
Time commitment:  Up to 4 sessions of 2 hours each with follow up post workshop
Cost: $700 +GST per online attendee (includes course materials, and exemplar Information Management Strategies)
Facilitator:      Matt O’Mara
Bookings: or +64 21 961 396

Why is an Information Management Strategy Important?
An Information Management Strategy (IMS) provides a strategic framework for your records, archives, library, information management and ICT programmes of work. It ensures your efforts will be aligned to organisational outcomes and will be recognised as adding substantial value.

Read More Here

iPLATINUM would love an opportunity to help you charter your way

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Next edition is out 1st May

Don't forget if you are a budding author or keen to publish an article, then our Editor in Chief, Jo Kane, is always keen to receive your submissions via our online form here

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SECURING YOUR WORKFORCE DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK | To help business adapt to COVID-19, we are offering collaboration security FREE FOR 60 DAYS.

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has dramatically increased pressure on organizations to close physical offices and enable employees to work remotely. Companies looking to ensure business continuity are adopting, or expanding, their use of collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Slack to enable chat, file sharing and meetings.

Head to our Newsfeed to read more
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Jo Kane: Marketing and Convention Manager
Amie Brown: Marketing and Administration Officer
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Tynelle Spinner: Member Services and Events Coordinator
Julia Lindores: Executive Assistant - GM & Board
Anne Cornish: General Manager
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