UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Business Communication

I. Introduction and Purpose

The University of Wisconsin System comprises fifteen distinct institutions, many of which create and receive records that are similar in purpose and utility. In the interest of efficiency, therefore, this records schedule identifies two categories of records that are common to all University of Wisconsin institutions, so as to avoid making each institution secure a distinct retention schedule for the same categories of records.

This document also provides guidance to University of Wisconsin System employees regarding what does and does not comprise a public record, which will in turn allow University employees to retain for a discrete time period and thereafter destroy expired public records, as well as those materials that do not comprise public records.

II. Scope:

The records schedules described within this document include the following University Records:

  • Business Communication: Routine
  • Business Communication: Transitory