Carefully reviewing, categorizing, and indexing your records are critical to the success of any records management program. Moreover, following established guidelines can increase efficiency by disposing of out-of-date items that are not records and storing records requiring retention off-site until they can be destroyed.
Records packed for storage are to be processed in compliance with the WPS record retention guidelines below. They must be reviewed, assigned a record series code, and the retention period must be determined according to Library of Virginia record retention requirements. Afterwards, they shoud be packed in special storage boxes, properly labeled, and stored in a secure, cool, dry place until the destruction date.