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.
Offices and departments at the UW can use cloud applications to store university records provided that the records are managed properly. This resource helps offices and departments to establish best practices around records retention, usability, privacy & security, account management, implementation, and provider contracts.
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.
Whether you just started at UW or have been here for years, managing records is a fact of life. Print and display our Quick Reference Cards in your workspace.
Vital Records are records that must be protected because of severe consequences to the office and the University as a whole if the record is lost or destroyed.
Our Files Management manual provides guidance for establishing and maintaining the records of your office by the most efficient and economical means available.