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Privacy and Security Notice

Transitory Records in E-Mail

DOE Administrative Records Schedule 23 (Records Common To Most Offices) helps us to determine how long to keep those things that come across our desk, and that land in our inboxes. Refer to the following guideline and if applicable, throw away (or shred), or delete.

Transitory Files. (GRS 23, item 7)
Records of short-term interest (180 days or less), including in electronic form (e.g., e-mail messages), which have minimal or no documentary or evidential value. Included are such records as

Destroy immediately, or when no longer needed for reference, or under a predetermined schedule or business rule (e.g., implementing the auto-delete feature of electronic mail systems).