How do “retention schedules” work?
by identifying groups of records that are created for
by identifying the length of time those groups are
by determining the best means of destroying obsolete
by recording the policies which include: description of the
records, length of time kept, and means of disposal;
by maintaining a database that ties the specific records
(boxes or folders) to a general record typed;
AND THEN FOLLOWING THE SCHEDULE AS
CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE.
Allows for the routine disposal of records, lessening
needs for space, reducing liabilities, while meeting the
needs for which the records are created.