The Records and Information Management Office invites your department/unit to participate in Disposition Day.

Disposition Day is an annual event that encourages the safe and secure destruction of confidential university records, the transfer of historical records to the University Archives and promotes the UC Santa Cruz Records Management Program and policies. The event is featured in the March 2016 issue of the Sustainability News. You may find participating offices and results from prior years at our website

In 2017 the campus reduced its paper load by over 8500 lbs. Participate and share the news -- the Records and Information Management Office wants to help you gain back some space.

Review and collect your inactive records for pick-up (confidential non-records, passed retention, and media such as CDs DVDs, etc.) according to the UC Records Retention Schedule. Inactive records of historical note should be reviewed in consultation with the University Archivist for possible transfer to the University Archives. See contact the University Archivist for guidance in assessing the historical value of your records.

Remember to purge the corresponding electronic record as well.

Never put confidential, personally identifiable information (PII), or information that could be inappropriately used in an open public recycle container. We are offering a free, confidential pickup & shred service for Disposition Day each year.

DO NOT destroy records that are under Public Records Requests, if pending or foreseeable litigation or investigation activity, or under audit.

Enjoy a more spacious and clutter-free work area knowing that you have complied with the UC Records Retention Schedule.

In addition to removing all of your confidential shredding at no cost to your department, we have added a collection of educational videos that cover the basics of records management while keeping it light and funny.  View them here.

View the 2018 Disposition Day Results here.

Thank you for your participation!