Records Management

The Simmons University Archives administers the University's Records Management Program. Approved by the Simmons University Board of Trustees in 2011, the Records Management Policy outlines the obligations of Simmons staff, faculty, and administrators to the systematic and consistent management of all records, regardless of medium or format.

The University Archives has developed Retention Schedules for all University Records, office-specific schedules, and a set of "helpful hints" to assist in implementing these requirements.

Services the University Archives provides include:

  • advice on applying retention requirements for what records to keep and for how long
  • guidance on the design of paper or electronic filing systems
  • coordinating short-term storage of inactive records
  • ensuring long-term preservation of historical records

These pages provide Simmons employees information to effectively manage their University records.  For individual consultations or for more assistance, please contact the University Archives at archives@simmons.edu or x2441.