Records Retention. Why is it important?. Can you relate?. Do you feel inundated with paperwork? Do you want to be more organized? Do you catch yourself thinking, “Can’t I just throw this away?”. You are not alone. …and the paper just keeps piling up. “Consistent Standards”.
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Why is it important?
“Can’t I just throw this away?”
…and the paper just keeps piling up.
In order to “safeguard rights and ensure accountability,…” the County must apply “consistent standards of responsible recordkeeping across all County departments.” (Board Policy A-43 Sec. A.2)
The approved procedures for preserving, or not, the recorded information that is created, received or maintained by the County during its normal course of doing business.
County Records Management and Archives Policy
The application of systematic control, from creation to final disposition, to recorded information acquired during the normal course of doing business.
Chart courtesy South Carolina Department of Archives and History
Archives and Records Management Division
A table or chart that identifies the length of time a record must be retained before its final disposition.
GC 26907 relates to fiscal records
permanent and historical records
If consistently implemented…
and legal compliance
Arthur Andersen LLP v. U.S., 544 U.S. 696, 704 (2005)
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