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Records Clean-Up Day Resources

Looking to jumpstart your records management efforts?

A records clean-up day is an opportunity to bring your team together to keep your department running smoothly. Staff will clean up their working files, destroy expired records, and prepare records for transfer to the University Archives. The benefits include freed up office and server space, compliance with University policy, the ability to more easily find active records needed for day-to-day business operations, and a tamed email inbox.

These resources will help you plan and execute a successful records clean-up day. The Records Management Archivist is also available to assist you.

While a records clean-up day is a great way to get started with records management, it is also an excellent maintenance tool. Taking one day each year to destroy expired records acts as a tune-up, ensuring that you can find business critical information, that unneeded information is destroyed efficiently and securely, and that you are in compliance with University policy and local, state, and federal laws. Consider making it a yearly event!