Records Policies

Below are records policies that GMU faculty and staff are required to follow, as applicable to their individual units. Please note that records policies apply to both paper and electronic records. 

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY POLICIES

The Code of Virginia, §42.1-85, requires that Mason establish and maintain an active, continuing program for the economical and efficient management of records. George Mason University is required to adhere to all schedules published by the Library of Virginia. Employees of Mason are responsible for ensuring that University Records are preserved, maintained, and accessible throughout their lifecycle.

 

VIRGINIA RECORDS LAWS

Virginia records laws and retention schedules are applicable to all public officers and employees with the goal to promote and ensure that the procedures used to manage and preserve public records will be consistent throughout all state agencies. Information on records retention and disposition schedules especially pertinent to colleges and universities in the state are found in General Schedule GS-111. In addition we have listed two laws which may be helpful.

 

OTHER REGULATIONS & MANDATES

GMU faculty and staff are also responsible for the following mandates found in federal acts and international agreements.