Each University office has primary legal responsibility for the proper care and management of its records.

To meet this responsibility each office should designate a Records Authority and a Records Coordinator. The same person may fill both positions.

  • The Records Authority has final approval for the disposition of records stored at the University Records Center and for signing departmental retention schedules.
  • The Records Coordinator administers all day-to-day transactions associated with the office's records-related functions. This can include file organization and maintenance, implementation of retention schedules, inactive records storage, and records destruction. The Records Coordinator also acts as liaison with University Records Management Services.

To find the Records Authority and Coordinator for your office, please call 543.0573 or email urc@uw.edu