The University of Alabama Records Management Program manages records generated by university departments and offices. These records include administrative, financial, and student records that encompass the day-to-day business of the university and are of short term value. The majority of these records have restricted access. Users must obtain permission from the generating department before they can access these records. The goal of the University of Alabama’s Records Management Program is to promote efficiency and economy at The University of Alabama and to aid University offices in the management of their recorded information. The University of Alabama’s records retention schedule meets the legal requirements of the state of Alabama and the Federal government. The retention schedules currently used by The University of Alabama’s archives and records management program were created by the State of Alabama Disposition Authorities. Revisions to the retention schedule are listed sequentially by year. Please note that these revisions deal with particular portions of the general schedule, so check each of the revisions to determine what effect they may have on the particular records of your office. Revisions to the Retention Schedules 2006 revision 2009 revision 2010 revision 2013 revision For Policies and Procedures, please contact Kevin Ray at or (205) 348-6390. For other questions, please contact or Gates Winters at (205) 348-0503.