​ORDA (Online Retention + Disposal Application)

ORDA is a secure, web-based system to manage the drafting and submission of your agency's Retention and Disposal Schedule (R&DS).

Through ORDA, you can draft (or import) your disposal schedule, export your disposal schedule in different formats, and search across other approved retention and disposal schedules.

The Government Information Strategy Unit will review your draft schedule within ORDA and provide comments to guide your R&DS development project. Collaboration between you and GISU to develop your disposal schedule, from draft to final approval, is conducted entirely through ORDA.

The following documents have been prepared to assist agencies with drafting and submitting their schedules in ORDA:

ORDA Quick Tips Library + ORDA User Manual

A link is provided to ORDA, however agencies are advised that they will be unable to gain access to the system without a valid log in. (Note that an email with an activation hyperlink will be sent to the agency nominee upon satisfactory completion of the first stage of the process).

Online Retention + Disposal Application

​ORDA Helpdesk

Agencies have a number of resources available when using ORDA, including the online 'help' tab within ORDA itself, the ORDA Quick Tips library, the ORDA user manual, and of course, the GISU reviewer assigned to their schedule development project.

Should you encounter any technical problems using ORDA, please email the Helpdesk at Prior to submitting an email to the Helpdesk, please ensure you review the advice on how to report technical issues available from the ORDA Quick Tips library, QT 7.1 Available assistance when using ORDA​.