Each agency should establish records management procedures in consultation with agency legal counsel and internal website governance procedures.

The applies to the records of the executive branch, which includes any agency, executive office, department, board, commission, bureau, division or authority of the commonwealth, and also applies to municipal government.

The Statewide Records Retention Schedule applies to all state agencies in the executive branch including executive departments, constitutional offices, authorities, independent agencies, and state records being managed by contracted service providers. This schedule applies to all records, wherever they are found, and in whatever formats. The schedule does not apply to municipal governments.

Information provided by the Mass.Gov Office. Last reviewed: January 11, 2012.