The Records Management Program is responsible for the preservation of state records. This includes determining retention periods, selecting the appropriate retention medium, choosing the best retention location, and selecting the best filing system for the records.
The Records Management program for the State of North Dakota was established on July 1, 1961, with the enactment of North Dakota Century Code (Chapter 54-46).
Effective records management is much more than just a filing and storage system. Records management is the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use, and disposition of records required in the operation of a state agency. The state's Records Management Program is designed to assist North Dakota officials in fulfilling their responsibility as guardians of public records.
ITD assists state agencies in better serving state government and the public by providing the following services:
Records Management is the professional practice of identifying, classifying, preserving, and disposing the records of an organization, while capturing and maintaining the evidence of an organization’s business activities as well as the reducing the risks associated with it.