Responsibility for Records Management at Princeton

All employees at Princeton are responsible for managing and maintaining the records they create or receive in compliance with Princeton's records management policies and procedures.

At the direction of the University Archivist, the University Records Manager is responsible for developing and implementing records management policies and procedures that are in alignment with the University's overarching policies and obligations.

Princeton University Records Management provides policies, procedures, and training materials on the records management website and conducts informational sessions and workshops for departments upon request. We also assist departments in identifying their records through inventorying and we create record retention schedules to guide departments in their efforts to destroy or transfer records according to University expectations.

University officers are responsible for ensuring that good records management is practiced by those employees and for those records within their functional areas. As the "owner" of the records in a functional area, each University officer approves the record retention and disposition schedules that are developed for that area.