Retention

The Retention Principle is really all about keeping things for the correct amount of time for federal, state, provincial, local and regulatory requirements. For instance, the normal process for retention in a records management program would be to list those records that have come up for disposition like accounting records that would be kept here

Transparency

The second principle transparency is about documenting the records process, having a program conducted in a clear and appropriate way. The words lawful and appropriate are the key words here. The Maturity Model regarding transparency runs through various incarnations from “we don’t have anything documented” in 1 right up to “documenting things in this organization

WesternIM and the ARMA Principles (Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles) – Accountability

In this series, my intent is to speak to each of the Principles by way of the IGMM (Information Governance Maturity Model) http://www.arma.org/r2/generally-accepted-br-recordkeeping-principles/metrics . I will discuss all of the five levels but in most cases a 3 is a great place to be for most organizations. What is a maturity model? Most of the