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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Tools like Slack and MS Teams free us from emails but present unique challenges. These best practices are designed to help offices use team communication platforms efficiently and in compliance with UW legally-approved retention policies.

Learn how to manage student records in your daily workflow. Topics include identifying what to keep and what to delete, managing email, records in EARS, appeals, petitions, complaints, and conflicts. Recommended for UW staff and faculty who work with students and student records. (7 min) 

We revised and updated the Vital Records section of our webpage to focus on electronic records and make it easier to start a vital records initiative in your office or department.

 

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