Numbering Your Retention Schedules
Numbering Your Retention Schedules - (For Local Government use only)
There are several ways in which the numbering of retention schedules can be achieved. Since records in the Common Record Categories may be created by any local government agency, you may want to consider assigning a code to each record category and, then, assigning a number to each records series in the category. For example:
You may also choose to use your agency code as a part of the numbering system:
Since records in the Specific Record Categories are created for use by a specific government agency and none other, using the calendar year as part of the schedule number can indicate to the agency the year and numerical sequence in which a records series is adopted/approved. For example:
The organizational structure of your agency can also be used by grouping schedules under each unit numerically or alphabetically by records series title.
There are virtually endless ways that schedules may be numbered and customized to suit your agency and its records management program.
Remember! Numbering your retention schedules is your choice. Questions? Contact RIMS at 678-364-3790/3795 or email email@example.com.
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