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Archives and Records Management: Records Retention and Disposal Schedules

About the Records Retention and Disposal Schedules

Retention and disposal schedules specify how long specific records should be kept, where they should be retained and by whom, and whether they should ultimately be destroyed or preserved in an archives. They apply to all records, regardless of format, in all locations.

Retention and disposal schedules are key components of a comprehensive records management program that support the administration and operation of the University by:

  • limiting unnecessary records accumulation;
  • assisting in identifying and retrieving needed information;
  • supporting cost-effective use of office space and storage facilities;
  • guarding against premature destruction;
  • assisting with legislative compliance; and
  • assisting in identifying and preserving records of historical value.


Please refer to the KAUST Policy Portal to review the schedules.

Note that the schedules are under development and will be made available as they are completed. If you would like to discuss developing schedules for your area, contact us by email or phone.

Refer to our guide on developing records retention and disposition schedules for more details.