Record retention rules and actions
For each record entering the system, records managers and authorised administrators are able to apply retention rules which determine the complete record life cycle as well as being able to control how long the record remains in each phase of its life cycle.
At the beginning and end of each phase in the record life cycle, managers can specify actions which need to be performed in accordance with the records management policy or file plan. Instructions relating to these actions can be linked to the record or to the repository folder in which a group of records is stored.
The actions which need to be performed in relation to records may be time or event driven. Where appropriate, the DCS records management technology can be configured to generate automated reminders and alerts when action is required. In other cases, the lapsing of a specified time may allow automated action to be taken in transferring records to a different repository folder and/or in relation to the application of different security parameters or transfer of responsibility.