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UWM Records Management

Records Management is the systematic and administrative control of records throughout their life cycle to ensure efficiency and economy in their creation, use, handling, control, maintenance, and disposition. Applying records management in your office can lead to more efficient file searches, provides you with legal protection for document discovery or litigation, frees up space otherwise being occupied by seldom-consulted records, and helps the university document its functions and history. ALL university employees are responsible for management and retention of their records according to approved schedules.

UWM Records Management can assist your office with active records maintenance, records surveys and inventories, creating records retention schedules, confidential destruction, archival transfer, and records retrieval of documents already in the archives. For more information, contact Brad Houston, University records officer, at or (414)-229-6979.

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Common Records Schedules Archives Transfers
Electronic Records Management Confidential Shredding
E-mail Management Records Management Forms
Guidelines, Laws, and Policies Presentations and Handouts



Join UWM Records Officer Brad Houston for two workshops being offered in February. First, The Basics of UWM Records Management will take place on February 16th from 1:15-2:15 and 17th from 1-2. The following week, learn about managing your emails in Email Records Management, February 20 and 24 from 1-2. For more information on either workshop series, click the links above.