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Reminder: Ideal State of Electronic Records Event

We have a new Action Planning Toolkit  to help you get your team together and work toward an ideal state of managing electronic records. After a long period of working remotely, many offices modernized their workflows because they had to. Some are feeling the urge to backslide, but instead use this resource to make sure your office continues to move forward not backward!    hand holding a lightbulb against a red sunset

Think this sounds cool, but want more guidance on how the new resource works? Join us on Thursday for a live action demonstration.

When: October 14, 2021 2-3pm

Where: Zoom link

Meeting ID: 922 0987 5364

Like the idea of getting some extra pointers, but you’re not available that day? Email Emily at She can give you a brief walk thru of the resource and send you on the path to success.

So check out our resource, gather your team, and then intentionally create the office of the future.

Questions about eSignatures and DocuSign

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As we continue to move our records and workflows to a wholly digital environment, questions have been raised around eSignatures, DocuSign and acceptable storage of completed documents especially around grants and communications with sponsors.  We have created new FAQs about this topic: that we hope you will find helpful.

Take a look and if you have additional questions, contact us at

Dispositions and DocuSign







Like most departments, over the last few years we have moved from paper to electronic work-flows.  We use DocuSign for the approval to destroy (or transfer to the University Archives) records that have past their legally approved retention period. Now that we are back in the office we are picking up this process once again.  So, if your office stores records at the University Records Center, you may be receiving a DocuSign envelope via email for your review and approval.  Since it’s been a pandemic-minute, here is a quick review of the process:

  • If you are a Records Coordinator, you will receive a courtesy copy to review.  Once you have reviewed the document, it will be automatically forwarded to the Records Authority.
  • The Records Authority reviews and approves the disposition.  If a destruction hold needs to be placed or there is a question about a particular box, please contact us at
  • Once the records have been disposed, you will receive a final DocuSign containing a copy of the completed disposition authorization.  Please save this as a pdf in your records management folder.  You never know when you will need to refer back to it.

Safe Sender Instructions

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If you are a Records Coordinator or a Records Authority, please add or update the following email addresses to your safe sender list in your email.  This will ensure your spam and/or server settings do not block or divert this important email.

 This includes having your recipient add the following email addresses as Safe Senders:

If using Outlook, use this step by step guide on adding safe senders. For additional information, see this help page from DocuSign.


Click here to watch the video on this new University-wide initiative.


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Emily Lemieux

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