A Detailed Guide to the State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Revision Process

We spent the previous two weeks discussing the state agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) revision process: “Help – This RDA is Outdated!”: How to Determine if Your State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Needs RevisionAn Overview of the State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Revision Process Once you have contacted Records Management staff, held an … Continue reading A Detailed Guide to the State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Revision Process

An Overview of the State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Revision Process

Previously, we discussed how to determine if your state agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) needs revising: “Help – This RDA is Outdated!”: How to Determine if Your State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Needs Revision Many state agency RDAs have not been revised since the late 1990s or early 2000s. They often lack key components … Continue reading An Overview of the State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Revision Process

“Help – This RDA is Outdated!”: How to Determine if Your State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Needs Revision

Records and recordkeeping practices change naturally over time as state agencies evolve. Records Disposition Authorities, or RDAs, require regular revision to accurately reflect the records that your agency creates and the retention requirements for those records. RDAs can require revision for various reasons. Below are some of the most common reasons:  (1) New state and/or … Continue reading “Help – This RDA is Outdated!”: How to Determine if Your State Agency Records Disposition Authority (RDA) Needs Revision

Records Disposition Authority: Roadmap for Records Retention

Do you ever wonder why some records are kept for just a couple of years, while other records are kept for decades or even forever? Do you know where to find how long different types must be maintained? Let’s discuss a document that serves as a roadmap for state and local government records retention: the … Continue reading Records Disposition Authority: Roadmap for Records Retention