Records Management Toolkit

Where to start:

For those Central Administrative Offices with approved retention schedules, please review the Records Retention Schedule Implementation Guide.

For academic departments, please see Records Management Best Practices for Academic Departments.

Review Princeton's Electronic Records Destruction Guide for assistance with securely destroying digital records.

Please see Records Management Topics to learn more about records management terms and concepts.

Financial Records: For guidance regarding financial record retention and management, please visit "Financial Record Retention" on the Finance and Treasury website.

Student Records: University employees are encouraged to view "Protecting Student Information at Princeton," an online mini-MOOC on FERPA for Princeton employees. This brief online course was created by Princeton's General Counsel to teach University employees how to handle student records in a manner consistent with the federal Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA, also known as the Buckley Amendment).

Additional record retention guidelines will be posted on the records management website soon. Please email [email protected] or call Kathleen Brennan (609-258-1737) if you have questions regarding the retention of specific University records.