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UCLA Records Retention Guidelines

In 1963 President Clark Kerr established a Records Management Program for the University and appointed a University-wide Records Management Committee to coordinate the program at the campuses and at the Office of the President.

Objectives of the Program

  • To assure economy and efficiency in the creation, organization, maintenance, use and retrieval of administrative records
  • To promote sound records management practices
  • To establish and monitor a program of records disposition to assure that University records are not maintained longer than necessary, but are maintained as long as needed to meet administrative and legal requirements
  • To ensure the protection of records vital to the University
  • To ensure the preservation of records of historical importance

If you have questions concerning the retention of records in your department, contact Elvis Downs at (310) 794-8960.