The Ohio State University recognizes the need to effectively manage its dynamic, complex decentralized organization, while at the same time preserving its history.  Therefore, Ohio State seeks to manage the retention and disposition of its records in order to:

  1. document our management decisions
  2. provides historical references of transactions and events
  3. demonstrate regulatory compliance, especially with Ohio Revised Code and federal laws
  4. enhance our organization’s operational efficiencies
  5. provide litigation support
  6. preserve the university’s institutional memory

In cooperation with the Office of Human Resources' BuckeyeLearn

Paper and Bytes: Policies, Best Practices, and Resources for Managing OSU Records 

The Ohio State University, as a public institution, must comply with laws governing public records.  Effective compliance can only be achieved through proper records management.  This 2-hour instructor-led workshop will help participants become more knowledgeable about policies, legal requirements and best practices concerning the retention, management and disposition of records in their care.  Participants will also learn practical tips and techniques for managing email and organizing electronic records.

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Determine if a document is a “record”
  • Locate retention schedules and use them to determine how long to keep records
  • Legally dispose of records that have met retention
  • Know if the Archives wants records
  • Understand when an email is a record
  • Set up basic electronic records filing schemes
  • Know where to find more information or direct questions
  Sessions for 2018 (Room 425 in the Gateway Center):
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:00-11:00 (Register)
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:00-4:00
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:00-11:00
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 9:00-11:00