Machine-readable files used in the creation, utilization, and updating of master files.
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2.1 - Electronic Data Processing Records-Automated
IT SHARED SERVICES (ITSS) /LOCAL UNIT
AC = Completion of 3rd update cycle except for: a) Raw data input or source file which replaces or serves as the basic source document in lieu of a textual or other source document - Follow the retention period approved for the equivalent type of textual record or as long as administratively valuable, whichever longer. b) Routine or benchmark data file used in testing a system or program - As long as administratively valuable. c) File which facilitates processing of a particular job or system run, but which does not add to, delete from, or substantially modify information in a master file - As long as administratively valuable. CAUTION: Records management officers must be certain before assigning the retention period of AC to agency automated processing files that the files do not fall under records series listed elsewhere.