Record Management, Retention and Disposition Standards Guidelines


The purpose of these University of Massachusetts guidelines are to;
a. Outline the University's requirements for its Records Management & Retention Program including records creation, maintenance, organization, use, security, disposal, and archive.
b. Define criteria for the identification of vital records and the requirements for the maintenance, security and handling of vital records.
c. Provide for schedules of records retention and disposition.
d. Outline criteria for the conversion of retained or archival records to a different medium (e.g., paper to fiche or scanned documents).

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