Take our Records Management Self-Assessment and learn where you or your office falls on the records management compliance scale. Evaluate your current situation and get advice on working toward a more compliant future state.
Managing and overseeing information compliance at UW
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 →
A scanning policy is a great solution for an office that wants to maintain their records electronically but has workflows that are not yet able to be 100% digital. However, the existence of legacy records provides another driving motivation for creating a departmental scanning policy. This resource dives into the what, when, and why of digitizing paper records.
Design a file plan that makes it easier to find what you are looking for while following the legally-approved retention period for your records. Includes sample file plans by type of record.