Secure Destruction

Once records have met their retention requirements, your department will be contacted in order to authorize destruction of the material. A Request for Destruction form is forwarded to the designated Departmental Records Coordinator for signature.

Secure destruction of records material is handled by a vendor contracted to provide this service. Paper materials are shredded and other media such as microfilm, magnetic tape, or optical discs are physically destroyed to render information unreadable. The Records Center maintains information which reflects the date of destruction and the departmental staff member authorizing destruction.