Over many years of developing records retention schedules, I have had many discussions with executives in regards to their reluctance to approve them, dealing with arguments that they were preoccupied with other work; retention scheduling was not important or had little value
I can hear you saying “we develop Retention Schedules to determine how long we should keep Records generated/processed/retained by ourselves&rdquo
There have been discussions in the records management profession about limiting the number of record categories (records series) in an organization’s retention schedules
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This blog is the first part of a series that asks the questions, raises some issues and maybe answers a few questions about the use of a Records Retention Schedule. When your senior management said “we must have a Records Retention Schedule (RRS)” did you feel a sigh of relief?
Any reference to any living person or organisation, past or present, is entirely co-incidental** This week I have penned some thoughts relating to the application of Retention Schedules which, in reality, leads us to disposition - potentially a very "scary" place to be!?
The Retention Schedule, of course, takes into account applicable regulatory requirements
There have been discusses in the records management professional about limiting the number of different record categories (records series) in an organization’s retention schedules
Fewer retention category choices (due to bigger, fewer retention buckets) in a retention schedule can lead to more consistent records management compliance as long as the risks of potentially longer retention periods are taken into account. Big bucket retention schedules (100-150 record series/retention categories for an enterprise) are more cost effective to maintain and increase filing accuracy for both manual and automatic classification
In our consulting practice, we do not require ECRM system users to understand complex records retention schedules (RRS) in order to achieve records management compliance