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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


The handouts from the Electronic Records Workshops are now available to view (requires sign in to Office 365).

It’s not too late to sign up for Electronic Records Management workshops! These interactive workshops on December 1 and 2 will introduce participants to electronic records management principles, then put them into practice through a follow-along demonstration of using OneDrive and the Outlook Desktop client to manage records.To register, click here for December 1 and here for December 2.