Dispose of Public Records

  1. Make sure the retention requirements have been met. Please consider:
  2. Document your disposal on a disposition form. A  model form (PDF) is available for your convenience, but any form may be used that includes the following information:
    • Retention schedule number
    • Item number
    • Record series title
    • Inclusive dates
    • Volume
      • You do not have to indicate the volume when you dispose of electronic records. 
    • Disposition action and date
  3. Ensure proper destruction physical records.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs were funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.