MAYOR AND EXECUTIVE AGENCIES - PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - GENERAL RECORDS SCHEDULES


Published: 1989-02-03

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1509 GENERAL RECORDS SCHEDULES

1509.1 General Records Schedules shall provide disposition instructions for records common to more than one (1) District agency. Such schedules shall be developed by the Archivist and approved by the Administrator and the Committee.

1509.2 Once adopted, application of the disposition instructions in General Schedules shall be mandatory for all covered agencies unless specific exemption has been granted by the Committee.

1509.3 When records covered by the General Records Schedules are incorporated into an agency’s Records Retention Schedule, the General Records Schedule number and item number shall be cited.

1509.4 Provisions of General Records Schedules shall be applied only to records dated later than December 31, 1920.

1509.5 Provisions of General Records Schedules may be applied to records in the custody of the Archives.

1509.6 The disposition instructions of the General Records Schedules shall take precedence over the provisions of any agency Records Retention Schedule adopted before September 5, 1985, and any contradictory disposal instructions for District records stored in the Washington National Records Center prior to that date.

SOURCE: Final Rulemaking published at 34 DCR 7001, 7011-12 (October 30, 1987); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 36 DCR 1085 (February 3, 1989).