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Records Management

General Retention and Disposition Schedule for New York State Government Records 

How long should sensitive information be maintained?

The 2010 SUNY Records Retention Schedule is now available here in Adobe PDF format and should be used when records specific to SUNY (Cortland) can be found within this schedule.

 
The complete General Retention and Disposition Schedule for New York State Government Records, addressing administrative records, can be found at http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/records/mr_pub_genschedule.shtml.

If a record is found in both the SUNY Records Retention Schedule and the General Retention and Disposition Schedule for New York State Government Records (the schedule listed in the above website), the General Retention and Disposition Schedule for New York State Government Records supersedes the SUNY Records Retention Schedule and should be used.  

If a record is not found listed in the SUNY Records Retention Schedule, refer to the General Retention and Disposition Schedule for New York State Government Records to see if it is in this schedule. If a record cannot be found in either schedule, the record must be maintained until a retention schedule can be created for this particular record.

Staff should keep a list of any records they dispose of. This shows that records are being purged in accordance to the retention schedules (both the SUNY and the State schedules). This also pertains to discoverable records (lawsuits) and the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).  

The complete retention schedule for administrative records can be found at http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/records/mr_pub_genschedule.shtml.

To submit a Document Destruction Request please fill out and submit the following online form https://sunycortland.wufoo.com/forms/confidential-records-destruction-request-form/
(Please note: this is a secure online form.  You will need to use your My Red Dragon log in credentials to access it.)

Submitting this online form will send a request to Christopher Tucker your campus Records Management Officer to pick up your documents for destruction and also provide a record for audit purposes.