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!