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University Records Management

This guide, hosted by the Brandeis University Records Management (URM) program, provides information on records management best practices, URM services, and Brandeis responsibilities.

Brandeis Records Retention Schedule




The Brandeis Records Retention Schedule consists of record categories, how long each category needs to be retained, and the recommended final disposition of the material. The length of retention is based on external laws and regulations, best practices, and legitimate business needs. The purpose of the schedule is to serve as a published policy and a guide for the Brandeis community's consistent record retention and destruction practices.

In order to ensure organizational and cost efficiency, it is important that non-permanent records are destroyed as soon as their retention periods expire. This policy is applicable to all departments of the University.