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.
Use the table of contents to find a series on a broad area like facilities or information technology. The table of contents titles are links and will take you to that section of the PDF.
Search the PDF document for keywords by using the Ctrl F function. For example, search for "search committee" or "accounts payable" to find information on that specific record type.
The Schedule is organized by business functions carried out by the University into eighteen broad groups. The groups refer to the purpose of the records, not the name of the unit they are created or used by. Within the eighteen broad groups, the schedule is broken down into more specific record types.