Records schedules, or Records Retention and Disposition Authorities (RRDAs), dictate to offices throughout the state of Wisconsin how long to keep their records (called the retention period) and what to do with those records once that time has passed (called the disposition instructions). UW-Superior produces many records which are scheduled under general records schedules, which are RRDAs which cover record types produced by multiple offices. Some units at UW-Superior may also be covered by specific records schedules, which dictate retention and disposition of records for that office only. Under Wisconsin state law, records may not be destroyed unless they have been scheduled under an approved RRDA. All records schedules sunset, or expire, after 10 years, at which point their associated records groups must be re-scheduled.
The following General Retention Schedules are for use throughout the UW-System. Click on the appropriate schedule below. See also the UW-System Office of General Counsel website for more on Records Management training and schedules at https://www.wisconsin.edu/offices/office-of-general-counsel/
Library and Archives:
The UW System has created two training videos on records management fundamentals and business communication (email and similar records):