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Records Management and Archives

Records Retention Schedules

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The revised schedules for the retention and/or disposition of the following university system records are based upon the requirements of the Georgia Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-90 et seq.). This version includes revised schedules as filed with the Division of Archives and History, Office of Secretary of State as of April 1, 2009.

USG Records Retention Manual (Revised March 30, 2010)

G1 Academic and Unclassified Employees Personnel Records

Explanation: This series documents the academic employee's work history at the Institution and includes routine, non-evaluative information such as job title, rank, full-time equivalency (FTE) or appointment percentage, dates of employment, salary, employing department, education and employment background. Some of the documents comprising this series include confidential information such as social security number, birth date, and marital status. Records may include but are not limited to: copies of Affirmative Action Compliance Data Forms; Applications for Admission to Graduate School; Applications and Contracts for Sabbatical Leave; Applications for Academic Employment; Athletic Contracts/Overseas Agreements; Conditions of Employment; Memoranda of Agreement; Notices of Appointment; Overload Compensation Requests; Patent Rights Waivers; Pay/Budget Action Forms; forms documenting personnel actions, including Salary Adjustments and Summer Session Appointments; Proposals for Academic Appointment; Requests for Approval for Outside Employment; resumes or curriculum vitae; Retirement Agreements; Technology Transfer Agreements; Tenure Relinquishment Forms; employee Social Security number disclosure forms; and related documentation and correspondence, such as letters of resignation, memos confirming appointments, applicable references and employee relations.

Record Copy: Human Resources

Retention: 7 years following separation of employee from institution

Citation or Reference: Use of a personnel file closeout form is recommended to record cumulative leave, salary, and rehire eligibility at time of employee separation. Refer to series G 74.

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