The Forms Management Program is responsible for maintaining quality state forms. This includes maintaining the state form numbering system, maintaining design standards for state forms quality, designing forms that meet the needs of our customers, eliminating duplicate and bootleg forms, and reviewing and analyzing all forms used in state government.
The forms management program is a critical part of an effective records management system. The forms management program for the State of North Dakota was established July 1, 1983, with the enactment ND Century Code (Section 54-44.6).
Forms management is a cost-saving program designed to reduce the cost of creating, maintaining and distributing information. Forms standards have been developed as a solid basis for evaluating forms requirements. Application of these standards will save bottom-line dollars on forms and also improve the efficiency and accuracy of government operations.
Forms - the tools of the paperwork system - are the most widely used type of business record in government and the private sector. Forms are the chief means of communicating information in a methodical and standardized way.
Forms management, through review, analysis, and application of sound principles of forms design, ensures the right form will be in the right place at the right time.
The North Dakota state forms management program includes, but is not limited to:
Records Management is the professional practice of identifying, classifying, preserving, and disposing the records of an organization, while capturing and maintaining the evidence of an organization’s business activities as well as the reducing the risks associated with it.