​Government of Alberta IMT Policy Instruments

The source for Government of Alberta acts, regulations, record retention and disposition schedules, policies, directives, control frameworks, standards, procedures and guidelines for​ information management and technology (IMT).

For questions, please contact imt.policy@gov.ab.ca.

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Acts and Regulations

The legislation of the Province of Alberta


A 'schedule' outlines the length of time (retention) and final disposition (archive or destruction) of government records.


Defines a course of action or a set of principles approved by elected officials within government that directs, guides or influences decision-making and actions.

Strategies and Fram​eworks

IMT Strategies inform the strategic direction of the organization. IMT Frameworks outline how to achieve a strategy or policy.​


Directives establish expected behaviors and actions of ministries and employees to support policy approved by elected officials. Directives provide formal instruction that oblige ministries to take or avoid specific actions or provide specific objectives that must be met.


Standards are a set of mandatory operational or technical measures, procedures or practices for government-wide use.

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Control Framework and Controls

The control framework complements policy instruments and provides a means to select necessary controls to implement policy and to verify that those contr​​​ols are efficient and effective​.

Controls are the policies, procedures, practices and organizat​​ional structures designed to provide reasonable assurance that business objectives will be achieved and undesired events will be prevented or detected and corrected.


Are specific steps that instruct how to complete a specific task or accomplish a specific objective.


Provide information, advice or explanation to assist in implementation of​ policy or policy instruments.