WSU's records management program provides assistance for university offices in the proper management of their paper and electronic files. Records Management staff develop records retention schedules for campus offices. Retention schedules identify the different types of records created by the office and specifies how long each type of record needs to be kept. The program also provides information on state and federal record keeping requirements and what offices need to do to ensure they are in compliance with applicable laws. We provide training workshops and services to help reduce the amount of time, space and dollars spent by campus offices to manage university records.
The General Records Retention Schedule lists routine, administrative records common to university offices. General Records are used for reference purposes and do not have any ongoing fiscal, legal or archival value.
The Records Management Office provides approval for university offices to dispose of university records or transfer them to the University Archives. A Certificate of Records Disposal, approved by the University Records Manager, is required prior to the disposal or transfer of university records listed on Department Records Retention Schedules.
Note: Records listed in the General Records Retention Schedule do not require a Certificate of Records Disposal (CRD) except for Personnel Records.