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Retention Schedules

A Retention Schedule is a listing of record series that describes an agency’s record and specifies the minimum retention duration and disposition instructions.

Agency Specific Retention Schedules

An agency specific retention schedules applies to unique or specific records that are created, received and used by a particular agency.

General Records Retention Schedules

A general record retention schedule applies to records that are commonly created, received and used by most state or local government agencies. Typically, these records relate to functional areas such as accounting and finance, administration, payroll and personnel.