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General Records Retention Schedules

Local Government Revised July 2017 For use by county and municipal government agencies. Accounts Pay & Rec Administration Assessment Audit Bonds Budget Cash Records Communications Elections Electronic Records Emerg Plan & Ops Fire Service Updated 07/03/2017 Grants Insurance Updated 03/13/2015 Libraries Medical Services Updated 9/12/2014 Parks and Rec Payroll Personnel Updated 07/27/2017 Planning Updated 03/13/2017 […]

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Records Management Forms

Appointment Forms Municipalities, Counties and State Agencies Record Officer and Authorized Agent Form for Municipalities, Counties and State Agencies (doc) User’s Guide to Appointment of Records Officer and Authorized Agents: Local Government and State Agencies (pdf) School Districts, Schools, Colleges and Universities Record Officer and Authorized Agent Form for School Districts, Schools, Colleges and Universities […]

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Records Policies

Records Policies Access to Records (pdf) Appointment of Records Officers and Authorized Agents (pdf) Updated 08/2018 DE Documentation Procedures (pdf) DE Freedom of Information Act DE Public Records Law Electronic Mail (pdf) Updated 08/2018 Electronic Media Storage (pdf) Title 2: Grants and Agreements, Part 200—Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (external […]

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Tips and Tools

Tips and Tools Cubic Foot Conversion Chart (pdf) Cubic Feet Conversion Factors (xlsx) This tool may be used by agencies to determine the cubic feet volume measurement required for Delaware Public Archive Destruction Notices. The tool is used in cases when a contracted vendor is to destroy traditional paper records that have been collected in […]

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Government Services

The Government Services section is responsible for the administration and implementation of the Delaware Public Records law by providing records management services to all state and local government agencies. This section provides guidance and training on the creation, destruction, maintenance, retention, use, and preservation of records created and received in the course of agency business […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Government Services Frequently Asked Questions Government Services FAQs    Common Frequently Asked Questions Q. How do I request my birth or marriage certificate? Our holdings contain birth records older than 72 years and marriage records older than 40 years. If you were born after 1945 or married after 1977 you need to contact the Office […]

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To Retain or Not to Retain, That is the Question

This blog is part of a special behind the scenes series for Archives Month. Kit Carson, Government Services Manager If you’ve ever been to the research room, you’re probably familiar with members of our public services and record services staff. These are the people that prepare and service the records from our holdings for the public to use. […]

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Behind the Scenes: Internal Functions of the Delaware Public Archives

The Delaware Public Archives preserves and exhibits many of Delaware’s most vibrant historical documents. Our rich Delaware history can be viewed by visiting the research room, browsing our Collection Gateway online, or by visiting our wonderful exhibit galleries. In addition to the public pieces of Delaware history, we are a secure repository to a myriad of […]

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“Life Cycle” Changes in Government Services

Over the next few weeks in celebration of Archives  month we will be hosting guest bloggers. They will share their point of view and stories from the archives.  Today’s blog is from Jim Frazier, Government Services Manager.   The times they are a-changin’ in the Government Services section. The retirement bug is on the loose […]

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