Current retention schedules cover offices across the UN.For ease of searching they have been grouped below into one of four groups:
Developing retention schedules
Records retention schedules are developed as a result of a business analysis project. This is a joint effort between ARMS and the UN department or office which is responsible for the records.
The steps in the process are as follows:
Assess the value of the records based on the importance of the function to which they relate
Research the relevant business, administrative, fiscal, legal, historical requirements to establish how long to retain records
Create the retention schedule
With the agreement of the records originating offices, ARMS formally approves the retention schedule
Records retention schedules are often developed together with the development of related records classification schemes to ensure that records capture and creation is linked to records retention and disposition.
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