General Records Retention Guidelines

Research personnel are reminded that the instructions provided are for guidance only.  Please note that all records are not identified, those missing from the functional lists are unique to the State agencies where they are filed.  In the case of undefined records, the responsibility for establishing the correct retention value lies with the manager responsible for the records.  If instructions provided are modified, the following statement should be entered in the "Remarks Section" of the scheduling STD 73, Records Retention Schedule, "The retention instructions for this item are provided by the Manager Responsible for the Records."