Records Retention Schedules


Current TESC Records Schedules
(under review)

Washington State General Retention Schedules

You may use the General State Retention Schedules to obtain the Records Disposition Authority Number by matching the description to the records series you are scheduling. If you are scheduling a series that is unique to your office (not included in the General Retention Schedules), then you may use other State or local agency schedules to determine a description and retention period for your series but you must revise the TESC schedule specific to your office before using the Disposition Authority Number (DAN) which will be assigned after State Records Commission approval. Contact the Records Manager to get your unique schedules updated or added to the Current TESC Records Schedules.

The disposition authority numbers (DAN) from other State and local sources cannot be used for TESC records but the titles and descriptions can, as can the retention periods, to develop a DAN request for similar series. Note that all revisions to TESC schedules must be approved by the Washington State Records Committee before they can be used.