FOI Request Retention and Disposal

Request 101001585050

I would be grateful if you could supply to me the following information in digital format;

• A copy of your current retention and disposal schedules

I would be grateful if you could also answer the following questions:
• Are these retention and disposal schedules based on SCARRS?

• If based on SCARRS, has the organisation noted any factual/legal errors within SCARRS?

Response 22-08-2017

This information is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002- Information Otherwise Available.  Our current retention and disposal schedules are published on the Moray Council website at  http://www.moray.gov.uk/downloads/file92761.pdf and http://www.moray.gov.uk/downloads/file92759.pdf

When we write retention schedules we consider many factors. We consult SCARRS, fellow records managers, and we consult in great detail with our colleagues in the council who work in the departments to which the retention schedules pertain.

We do not have a note of any issues with SCARRS, however, you will see many differences in our retention schedule compared with the SCARRS recommendations. Many of these come about through consultation with our colleagues in the council. Those who actually generate, maintain and use the records advise us on their interpretation of relevant legislation, which we discuss in detail.

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