UW System Records Schedules

UW-System Records Schedules

Records schedules approved for the UW-System are listed below.  These are arranged in collections of Records Disposition Authorizations (RDAs) for similar records arranged by functional area.  These records schedules:

  • Provide UW-System institutions with uniform guidelines for the retention and disposition of records common to a business function;
  • Ensure that Institutions retain records as long as needed in order to complete the transaction of business ​on behalf of UW System, and to meet legal, audit, archival, and other State of Wisconsin and federal requirements;
  • Provide Institutions with legal authorization to dispose of records eligible for disposition on a regularly scheduled basis after the minimum retention periods are met. Records may not be disposed of in a shorter period of time; and
  • Promote the cost-effective management of records.


Contact your institution’s Public Records Officer