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General Schedules

Link To General Schedules And Guidelines

Records are not only a basic tool of transacting business on behalf of Wisconsin state agencies, they are also the foundation for government accountability.  Therefore, records management is regulated by Wisconsin state law, and accordingly, these schedules provide legal authorization to dispose of common records on a regularly scheduled basis.  These schedules also contain guidelines for complying with legal, fiscal, and archival requirements for records retention and provides advice on cost-effective management of records commonly found in all state agencies.

The purpose of general schedules is to:

  • Provide agencies with uniform guidelines for the retention and disposition of common records;
  • Ensure that agencies retain records as long as needed in order to complete the transaction of business on behalf of the state of Wisconsin, and to meet legal, audit, archival, and other state of Wisconsin and federal requirements;
  • Provide agencies with legal authorization to dispose of expired records on a regularly scheduled basis after minimum retention periods are met; and
  • Promote the cost-effective management of records.

For more information on General Schedules, their guidelines and how to use them, click here.

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