Document Retention Policy

A document retention policy (also known as a records and information management policy) establishes and describes how a company expects its employees to manage company data from creation through destruction. It can be incorporated into an employee handbook or used as a stand-alone policy document. This Standard Document applies only to private workplaces. It is based on federal law. State or local law may impose additional or different recordkeeping requirements, but this document is relevant and useful to companies in every state. This Standard Document has integrated notes with important explanations and drafting tips.

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