Developing a Retention + Disposal Schedule
The development of a functional retention and disposal schedule involves the analysis of business functions and activities, to identify the records created, and determine how long these records need to be kept. Once compiled, a schedule is assessed and authorised by the State Archivist, and can be actioned without further reference to TAHO.
Developing a schedule is a major project, and agencies must contact TAHO to discuss proposed timetables and to enable the allocation of a GISU officer. This officer will provide guidance to the agency during the drafting of the schedule, including review, advice and commentary via ORDA, our web-based retention and disposal development tool. To access additional information about ORDA, click here.
It is recommended that agencies ensure officers responsible for the development of a disposal schedule have attended the relevant TAHO training course "Developing an agency disposal schedule".