Storage story overlooks records retention

"Spring cleaning for storage clutter" fails to mention a very important method for reducing storage costs: record retention. Government agencies need to know how long they are required to retain data and when they are authorized to destroy it, so they do not waste valuable resources retaining data they don't need. Reality is that very few agencies communicate with their information technology staff about record retention requirements, and even fewer agency IT professionals ask their customers what these requirements are. It is very likely that they are either destroying data too quickly or retaining it too long if they don't consult their records management professionals. This wastes resources and increases risks.

Anonymous
Michigan Records Management Services

Featured

  • Workforce
    online collaboration (elenabsl/Shutterstock.com)

    Federal employee job satisfaction climbed during pandemic

    The survey documents the rapid change to teleworking postures in government under the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    OPM nominee plans focus on telework, IT, retirement

    Kiran Ahuja, a veteran of the Office of Personnel Management, told lawmakers that she thinks that the lack of consistent leadership in the top position at OPM has taken a toll on the ability of the agency to complete longer term IT modernization projects.

Stay Connected