State Agency Records Retention Schedule Recertification Guide

This page provides materials and resources to assist state agencies and public universities with the recertification of their records retention schedules.

Forms to submit the recertification:

Resources you will need:

  • Recertification Packet Perfect Score by Evan Shuster from the Noun Projectincludes a checklist of action items, instructions for completing the required submission forms, character limits for Texlinx, and a record series review checklist to ensure that common series and archival designations are not omitted.

Supplemental Materials

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Laws and Rules

State Records Management Laws (State Agency Bulletin 4) require state agencies to develop records retention schedules. Texas state agencies are required to submit their retention schedules to TSLAC on a timetable established by administrative rule. The rules governing retention scheduling are published as State Agency Bulletin 3. If a record series does not appear on a certified records retention schedule, it may not be destroyed without obtaining special permission of TSLAC's executive director.

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Page last modified: May 13, 2024