As of Spring 2021, UNC at Chapel Hill and the UNC System Office will use the General Records Retention and Disposition Schedule for the University of North Carolina system. This retention schedule is administered by the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and Records.
The General Records Retention and Disposition Schedule provides instructions on how long records need to be retained for legal, fiscal, and historical purposes. The current Retention Schedule supersedes all previous records retention and disposition schedules that may have been created for individual units; and serves all administrative, academic, and health affairs units of the University.
If you think a record type is missing from the schedule or if you've found an error in the schedule, please contact University Archives.
This guide provides information on the following topics:
Records Management Services has been part of University Archives since 2002. The scheduling of records began as early as 1985 and a formal records management program was instituted in 1991. Before becoming part of the University Archives, the records management program was part of the Office of the Provost. Visit the University Archives and Records Management website for more information on the University Archives collections.
We offer trainings twice a semester through the Office of Human Resources. Visit the OHR website or access the Carolina Talent portal via ConnectCarolina to sign up.