Reviewing records authorities

Records authorities should be reviewed periodically to ensure they remain current for your agency's business.

Agency business may change over time and your records authority may not cover new business. You may have to add functions and/or classes if there is no current records authority coverage for some of your business.

Changes to legislation, business requirements or community expectations may result in a need to review and modify retention periods.

The first step is to identify changes and let us know what you need. Annotating your current records authority can be a useful way to establish what changes are needed and where. We can then talk to you about the scope and complexity of the changes needed and the best approach for making them.

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