What records do I need to keep as an SFU employee? (graphic)

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Peer reviewed: 
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Scholarly level: 
Faculty/Staff
Date created: 
2016-02-23
Keywords: 
Records management
university records
RM
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learning object
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Abstract: 

Not all of your emails, Office files, or paper documents are university records. A good portion of them are transitory records, notes, meeting notices or copies that can be discarded as soon as you have taken action or no longer need them.

 

The graphic below breaks down what are transitory records versus what are substantive university records.

 

Substantive records need to be kept according to approved retention schedules. Transitory records, however, should be destroyed or deleted when you have no more use for them.

 

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This training resource includes related files: a PDF and docx version of the graphic for easier reuse and remixing.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Image
Learning object
Citation: 
Archives and Records Management Department. (2016). "What Records Do I need to Keep?". University of Victoria with adaptations from Simon Fraser University. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike.
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