Information Compliance: It's a Mission...and the Law!

Required by RCW 40.14, Records Management Services manages and oversees compliance with state and federal laws and regulations relating to the preservation and destruction of information created and received by the University. The University and the State of Washington have designated us as the legal authority for determining how long electronic and paper records must be retained. We are responsible for establishing standards that ensure the legal legitimacy of University record-keeping systems. Learn More →

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Whether you just started at UW or have been here for years, managing records is a fact of life. Print and display our Quick Reference Cards in your workspace.

UW Offices must have a scanning policy on file with Records Management in order to scan records and destroy paper originals. Our new Scanning Policy Builder assists offices in drafting a scanning policy that meets all state requirements.

We have the same responsibilities toward managing email that we have toward managing all our other records.