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 →

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Leaving the University? From a records management standpoint, there are a few steps to complete prior to your exit. Ensure records are maintained for their full retention period and records on destruction hold because of a public records request, audit, or litigation remain accessible until the matter is resolved.

Bookmarks allow you to create a personalized records retention schedule and quickly reference your office's departmental schedule and/or scanning policy.

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.