USG Records Retention Schedules
CATEGORY: Information Technology Total: 7
Computer System Documentation, Management, and Maintenance Records
Description: This series documents the addition, modification, maintenance, and removal of software and/or hardware from an institution computer system. Records may include: computer equipment inventories; hardware performance reports; component maintenance records; system backup reports; backup tape inventories; system overviews; operations logs; job listings; system development logs; system specifications and changes; conversion notes; dataset logs; dataset inventories; dataset record layouts; hard copies of tables; data dictionaries; programming logs; program specifications and changes; record layouts; user views; control program table documentation; program listings; instruction manuals; software purchase records; software inventories; and licenses.
Retention: Computer Equipment Inventories: 4 years after surplussed and all audit requirements have been met; Records related to backup: Retain for 2 backup cycles; All other records: Life of system, software, or component and all audit requirements have been met.
Electronic Data Processing (EDP) Request
Description: The records document the request for a review of proposed equipment or software purchases to ensure the new equipment and software work with existing campus infrastructure.
Retention: 1 year.
Forms Development Records
Description: This series documents the development of new or revised forms within the institution and is used to provide a history of previous forms.
Retention: Until superseded.
Information System Planning and Development Records
Description: This series documents the planning and development of university information systems. Records may include: information technology plans; feasibility studies; cost-benefit analyses; studies and surveys; system specifications and revisions; component proposals; technical literature; and vendor literature and proposals.
Retention: Implemented systems: Life of system and all audit requirements have been met; Unimplemented systems: Useful life.
Network, Computer, and Server Password and Security
Description: This series documents the issuance or selection of network passwords and the administration of the security and monitoring of the institution's network, servers, and computers.
Retention: 5 years
Updated: October 17, 2017
System Architecture Documents and Wiring Schemas
Description: Records documenting the location of wiring and the design of the overall agency network environment.
Retention: Until superseded or obsolete, and all audit requirements have been met.
Telecommunication System Management Records
Description: This series documents the creation, modification, and disposition of university telecommunications systems. Records include: equipment records; Federal Communications Commission records; repair order forms; system planning records; telecommunications maintenance contracts; and service orders.
Retention: For life of system and all audit requirements have been met.
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