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Records Management at UGA

All records generated by staff and faculty of the University of Georgia in pursuit of University business are property of the citizens of the State of Georgia and, as such, must be managed in compliance with the Georgia Records Act and the Georgia Open Records Law, as well as federal legal requirements.

The UGA Records Management program advises University offices on the management of their records, offers storage for items that must be retained and provides secure destruction of sensitive campus records.

For more information about the services of the UGA Records Management program and retention guidelines for University records, please visit the Records Management website.

While it is legal to destroy some documents after a specified period, many records are designated for transfer to University Archives for permanent preservation. In such cases the Records Management program serves as the natural bridge into the University Archives program.