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Why is records management important?

Records management is the effective management of our information assets.  Effective records management helps in preparation for disasters, open records requests, administrative review, etc. Records Management also helps business units free up space by disposing of records which have met or exceeded their retention period in the Records Retention Schedule.

Texas law requires all state agencies, including state educational institutions, to maintain an active records management program with an approved Records Retention Schedule. Each business unit under the UNT System has a responsibility to preserve and protect all records that are under its control.