MayDay, MayDay!

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Every year on May 1st, the Society of American Archivists focuses on how institutions can plan to preserve their collections in the event of an emergency. This year, the Utah State Archives and Records Service was able to participate in this nationwide campaign in a variety of ways. On April 20, 2017, Archives Staff participated in Utah’s annual earthquake drill …

Retention ranges in new General Schedule

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As part of the process of updating all general retention schedules to adhere to legal requirements and best practices, we have adopted what the National Archives and Records Administration calls “flexible retentions” for some schedules. For example, a previously posted proposal for Public Transit Records is going before the State Records Committee this week. It has a retention of 3-7 …

What Makes A General Retention Schedule

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With the recent attention on the proposed Administrative Correspondence general retention schedule, and approval of several new schedules, we thought it a good opportunity to share with our readers what general retention schedules are and their role in records management. The Utah General Retention Schedules are policies created and maintained by the Utah State Archives that describe a group of …