What is meant by "destruction date"? Where do I get this information?
What is Meant by "Destruction Date"? Where Do I Get This Information?
The retention guidelines developed by the LVA assigns retention periods (usually in years) to each class of record. The "destruction date" refers to the end of the retention period when records may safely be destroyed. When records stored with Iron Mountain reach their destruction date, your department will be notified, and approval must be received from your department director for Iron Mountain to proceed with destruction. Once destruction is carried out, we receive a certificate of destruction for our records.

If you are unsure what the destruction date of your records should be, email records@hampton.gov.

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1. What is records management and who is responsible for it?
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3. What is meant by "destruction date"? Where do I get this information?
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6. How do I know when records can be destroyed and how should I destroy them?