Developing a records management program that reflects 21st century best practices and technologies
U-M has significant stewardship responsibilities related to the millions of records it generates annually. This stewardship has operational, administrative, legal, and historical components.
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U-M has launched an initiative to improve the way it manages its information and records.
Step 1: Improve university-wide records management and retention policies, guidance, and schedules.
A successful records management policy and program will appropriately balance the interests of different internal and external stakeholders, and will:
- ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, promote operational efficiency, and manage institutional risk by specifying requirements and standards for the consistent management of records across the university;
- identify and effectively communicate mandatory and desired standards of practice with appropriate monitoring for compliance;
- preserve U-M historical records and legacy for future generations of scholars and researchers;
- complement current university-wide administrative streamlining initiatives; and
- require the active support of U-M academic and administrative leadership
Records Management Business Case
The Records Management Task Force completed its work in July 2012 by submitting to its executive sponsors a comprehensive business case and supporting documents for consideration.
U-M Records Management: Recommended Policy Approach
This draft document (164KB PDF) is available for public comment. Its purpose is to serve as an overarching approach for development of a records management and retention program at U-M.
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