Some of the keys to establishing a solid records management program in your office are knowing how long to keep certain records, how to maintain them in a way that maximizes value and accessibility throughout their life cycle, and what to do with them once the retention period has expired.

Are you unsure of what the appropriate retention period is for your records, or who the official record keeper is? Search our retention schedules database, with series descriptions written in UVA-specific language. Need to know how to fill out and submit an RM3? Look to our "Records Destruction (RM3)" page. If you are looking for guidance on scanning and reformatting projects, how to manage your email, tackling the challenges posed by electronic records, or what to do if you encounter records with historical value, reach out to the Records & Information Management Office with the details of your situation. We are here to help!