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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


E-Records Day

Electronic Records Day is coming! On Thursday, October 9 from 10-2, drop by the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons to visit our E-records drop-in table. Library staff will be on hand to give out advice on organizing, preserving, and archiving your official records and personal digital files (and getting rid of the ones you don’t need!) Pick up some flyers with general tips, ask a question of our staff, or find out where you can go for more information.

E-Records day is an initiative of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) designed to raise awareness among state government agencies, the general public, related professional organizations, and other stakeholders about the crucial role electronic records play in their world. For more information, see the official Electronic Records Day page at