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records management faq

Records management is the systematic control of records throughout their life cycle in order to ensure that the right information gets to the right people at the right time for the right purposes. Records management helps departments ensure that their records are retrievable, reliable, secure, and trustworthy. Records management is guided by the principle that managed records are an asset and unmanaged records are a liability.

Records management at the University of North Carolina is governed by a combination of state and federal law and university policy. To assist you in understanding the legal groundwork behind records management, Records Management Services has compiled a list of frequently asked questions and has outlined the policy surrounding public records as well as protocol for managing your records. Certainly not all record types are addressed here, so if you have further questions, please email us at recman@unc.edu or refer to our policy webpages regarding permanent records and email retention and instructions detailing the transfer of records to University Archives.

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