The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has established a Records Center in the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research for the purpose of providing for the proper arrangement, storage, and preservation of the records produced throughout the denomination's headquarters. In addition to serving the General Conference offices, the Records Center also serves in a similar manner for the North American Division. It is the policy (Working Policy BA 70) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that all denominational organizations and institutions implement a records management program.
Each of the functions or departments, in consultation with the Records Manager, is to develop a records retention schedule that identifies each of the types of records or files, the time they will be retained as active records in the office as well as their time in the Records Center, and what their eventual disposition will be. This varies from permanent preservation in the original form to microfilming and/or destruction. Each of these entities should assign a Records Coordinator to oversee the implementation of the records policies.
The GC Records Manager is available for consultation within the headquarters complex on questions related to records management. Depending on time availability, additional consultations are provided upon request to other denominational organizations and institutions.
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