Public Record Retention Policy Template

Use this template to help build a strong record retention policy that will let your organization take advantage of modern communication tools, such as text messaging and social media for business purposes.

State and local governments must ensure that they have the ability to produce public records, regardless of when, where, or who created the communication. This obligation may create additional search requirements for the organization, and add more time and dollars spent responding to public records requests.

Smarsh has provided this example of a Public Records Retention Policy for state and local Government organizations.  This example can be used as a template of a policy that specifically addresses the use of text messaging and electronic communications created by public employees and officials.