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Retention Schedules

A retention schedule is a key document for your agency's records management program. It documents what records your agency creates and defines how long you need to retain them before you destroy them or transfer them to the State Archives.


This web site is provided as a courtesy of the Maryland State Archives. As you develop your records management program, you should consult with your agency’s Records Officer.


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