State Records Manual and Schedule
The records retention schedule is the period of time information is retained. At the termination of the retention period, the record information is usually destroyed unless delayed by a departmental or legal hold.
The State Records Commission approves all retention schedules. Record retention periods vary for different types of records. Retention period lengths vary by administrative and legal need. Permanently scheduled records either go to the State Archive or are retained by the agency. All records sent to the State Archives become the legal property of the State Archives.
State Records Manual
The State Records Manual identifies records by series and establishes the time-frames for