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Records Retention and Disposition Schedules

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

Enterprise-wide schedules

These schedules can be used by all Government of Alberta ministries, agencies, boards and commissions.

Administrative Records Disposition Authority (ARDA) - 1986/050-A017 (PDF, 815 KB)

  • may be used as a records retention and disposition schedule for common administrative records in Alberta Government ministries and agencies

Backup Systems – 2003/043-A001 (PDF, 50 KB)

  • provides a common approach to backups for all ministries, agencies, boards and commissions of the Government of Alberta
  • provides a legal disposition authority to dispose of the records associated with the backup process, and the content of the backups

Executive Office Records - 2007/020-A002 (PDF, 207 KB)

  • used for records relating to executive actions made in support of legislated mandates and corporate governance

Legal Services – 2017-004 (PDF, 115 KB)

  • used for records relating to Legal Services Division's legal and strategic activities across the Government of Alberta

Action Requests - 1992/129-A001 (PDF, 48 KB)

  • used for responses to action requests received from Ministers' Offices

Ministers' Offices – 2002/041-A001 (PDF, 35 KB)

  • used for ministry and cabinet records that are generated or received by ministers in their capacity as ministers of the crown​

Transitory Records – 1995/007-A001 (PDF, 52 KB)

  • used to delegate authority to destroy or delete transitory records to every Government of Alberta employee
  • transitory records containing sensitive or confidential information must be securely destroyed or deleted

Damaged Records – 2011/002-A001 (PDF, 48 KB)

  • used for records that have been damaged (for example: harmed, contaminated or spoiled) during a disaster