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Retention of University Records

Cornell University requires that university records, as defined herein,regardless of format, be disposed of or retained for specific periods of time in accordance with legal or other institutional requirements, or for historical value. The university has designated official repositories to manage the retention and disposal of these records according to procedures outlined in this document.

Policy details


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Revision History:

September 10, 2021: Updated office information.

August 6, 2021: Replaced "IPP" with "FCS".

March 30, 2021: Updated broken link.

August 30, 2017: Removed the statement, "1 year (original paper documents, included in uploaded electronic copy, if paid on federally funded contract)" from the "Duration" column in the KFS e-docs section of table 2 on page 12.