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Fester, fester, fester. Rot, rot, rot.

Let’s talk about a problem that all of us Records and Information Managers encounter: the challenge of destruction...Destruction is the result of implementing retention, which is an extraordinarily political thing to accomplish

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Disposing of Electronic Records - It's About Time

Nearly all respondents (96%) had a pre-approval process for destruction of physical records stored off-site , and the majority (78%) applied a pre-approval process to physical records stored on-site . The most frequent roles involved in pre-approval process for the destruction of physical records were RM, Legal, Tax, and the department that owns the records. 1. Does your company require pre-approval for destruction of physical records stored on-site?

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Setting the Stage for Automatic Disposition โ€“ Success Stories

My last blog identified people, process, and technology barriers that can have a chilling effect on deletion / destruction of records...Can you comment on successes you’ve had with deleting / destruction of content?

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Setting the Stage for Automatic Disposition

Process – Applying the physical model for disposition (approvals by audit, legal, and/or tax before destruction) to electronic records doesn’t seem practical but not sure what to do in lieu of it

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Disposing of Electronic Records - Survey Redux

Do organizations require pre-approval prior to destruction or deletion of records whose retention periods have expired and for which there are no legal or tax holds?

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ERM Elements from the Inside Out

Effective policies clearly state that the organization: Creates accurate, reliable, and trustworthy records needed to operate effectively; Complies with all applicable regulations and requirements; Keeps records for specific time periods; Destroys records no longer needed in the due course of business; and Suspends destruction if investigation or litigation is pending or imminent Retention rules should be as simple as possible. Finite time periods work better than event-based triggers if you want to automatically calculate destruction dates

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Paper Records: Keep or Destroy After Scanning?

The laws and regulations vary, but generally there are provisions that permit the destruction of paper documents if the electronic document is properly “cared for” (lots of lower-level details here, so I’ve intentionally chosen the term “cared for” so as not to be more specific)

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