Wisconsin Public Records Board head: We didn’t change transitory records definition

The head of the state's Public Records Board said it did not change the meaning of a "transitory" record at its August meeting.

Matt Blessing, an archivist with the Wisconsin Historical Society and chairman of the Public Records Board, said the board did not change its policy at the meeting, but rather expanded the description of what constitutes a "transitory" record including more specific examples to guide staff in training and orientation.

“The board has no statutory authority to determine what is or is not a record,” he said. “The board’s actions made no changes to existing policies concerning 'transitory' records other than to offer examples.” Continue…