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NSF Records Management Program

The Records Management Section is organizationally situated within the Office of Information & Resource Management, Division of Administrative Services, Information Dissemination Branch. In support of the mission to oversee the management of NSF official records, program products and services include NSF Bulletins (policy) and guidance, training, records management program operations, Controlled Unclassified Information, and Essential Records program management.


NSF Records Retention Schedule

NSF records retention schedules are the cornerstone of our records management program. The records retention schedule is a policy document that defines the Foundation's legal and compliance recordkeeping requirements. NSF has implemented a records retention schedule in order to ensure that our records are kept as long as legally and operationally required and that obsolete records are disposed of in a systematic and controlled manner. The NSF records retention schedule ensures that staff adhere to approved recordkeeping requirements, and that they do so consistently.

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