Records & Archives staff can identify the correct Disposal authority references for your records. You just need to:
- Identify and document the records requiring appraisal
- Provide this information to Records & Archives
- Records & Archives will then authorise the destruction of the records, or their retention for which a number of options are available.
Can I appraise records myself?
Yes. Staff may identify the minimum legal periods for records retention themselves using the NSW Disposal Authorities.
There are currently a number of Disposal Authorities of particular relevance to the University:
These describe the business functions and activities of the University and an associated period of time for which records must, at a minimum, be retained.
You will need to document your records and find the relevant disposal authority reference from the documents above.
This information should then be provided to Records & Archives who will validate it and authorise record destruction (if appropriate.)
Records should always be disposed of with the same level of security that was maintained during the life of the records. Confidential paper waste services are available to order through Archibus.