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

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.

A detailed guide on how to create and maintain a digital filing system for your entire office. Includes tips on figuring out what you have, organizing records, and implementing the new system.