NARA wants to lighten your
- By Jason Miller
- Nov 19, 2004
Under a proposed rule from the National Archives and Records Administration, agencies no longer would have to keep nonessential e-mail after the mandated retention period of 90 to 180 days.
The rule would let agencies dispose of short-term e-mail records as long as they do not delete messages before they are normally scheduled to be erased.
Short-term records include those with minimal or no documentary or evidential value; requests for information, publications and copies of replies that require no administrative, policy, or special compilation or research action; and records documenting routine activities such as notification of meetings, work-related trips or other scheduling activities.
To read the proposal, go to www.gcn.com
and enter 328 in the GCN.com/box.
Comments are due by Jan. 3 to [email protected]