17.2 Policy

Records are the property of the state and shall not be mutilated, destroyed, removed, or disposed of, except as provided by law, rule, or policy. Records should be archived or disposed of in accordance with University disposal requirements after the retention period, subject to the exceptions stated in this policy regarding retention for audit and litigation purposes. All University of Iowa faculty and staff have responsibility for identifying and retaining records in accordance with established records retention criteria (outlined in the Records Management Program and Retention Schedule).

The University of Iowa Secretary, appointed annually by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, according to the Iowa Code 262.9, or designee, in consultation with other University administrators as appropriate, shall have the authority and duty to implement, administer, and update this policy as necessary.