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Records Management

As a publicly funded institution, Eastern Kentucky University has a responsibility under Kentucky law to ensure that all records created and maintained, as defined by statute (whether in paper, electronic, or other formats), are organized and accessible for use.  The main objective of records management at EKU is to assist University faculty and staff in managing their records throughout the entire life cycle of the records, from creation or receipt, through the use and maintenance stage, until final disposition of the records. 

Benefits of Records Management

  • You will locate what you need when you need it
  • Reduce the volume of records stored
  • Improve your storage and retrieval systems
  • Increase efficiency of everyday office operations
  • Reduce costs for equipment, supplies, space, and personnel
  • Identify and protect vital records
  • Improve customer service
  • Stay in compliance with federal, state, and local recordkeeping regulations
  • Reduce liability risks by keeping records according to an authorized retention schedule