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Public Records Center

The District of Columbia Records Center collects and stores both permanent and temporary records of the District government. The Records Center implements records retention schedules. It accessions, stores, manages and services inactive records of the District government in its physical custody. The Records Center prepares and maintains finding aids, indexes, registers and other resource guides to the records holdings in its possession.


Accessions in the Records Center consist of all inactive records created and maintained by agencies of the District government. The Records Center maintains subject files, case files, legislative files, plans, procurement files, speeches, correspondence, minutes, transcripts, proceedings and other related records of the District government.


The Records Center does not hold legal custody to the records of agencies stored in the repository. Access to records in the Records Center must be secured from the agency of legal custody. The Records Center's staff processes reference and research requests from agencies that authorize access to their records.

 

General Records Retention Schedule

The Office of Public Records issues General Records Schedules to provide disposition standards for records common to DC Government Agencies. The DC Archives develops the General Records Schedules and the DC Archivist, the Public Records Administrator and the DC Records Disposition Committee review and approve them.

Table of Contents [PDF]  
Introduction [PDF]  
General Records Schedule 1 Personnel Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 2 Payroll and Payrolling and Administration Records [PDF]
General  Records Schedule 3 Procurement, Supply and Grant Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 4 Property Disposal Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 5 Budget Preparation, Presentation and Appointment Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 6 Accountable Officers' Account Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 7 Expenditure Accounting Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 8 Stores, Plan and Cost Accounting Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 9 Travel and Transporation Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 10 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Operations Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 11 Space and Maintenance Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 12 Communication Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 13 Printing, Binding and Distribution Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 14 Informational Services Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 15 Housing Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 16 Administrative Management Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 17 Cartographic, Aerial Photographic, Remote Sensing Imagery and Related Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 18 Security and Protective Services Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 20 Electronic Records Systems [PDF]
General Records Schedule 21 Audiovisual Records [PDF]
General Records Schedule 22 Architectural, Design and Engineering Drawings [PDF]
General Records Schedule 23 Records Common to Most Offices [PDF]
General Records Schedule 24 Board and Commissions [PDF]
Index [PDF]  

 

Service Contact: 
Office of the Secretary
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 671-1105
Contact Fax: 
(202) 727-6076
Contact TTY: 
711
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 4:45 pm