Short-Term Records

Short-term records are records with retention periods of one to seven years. Examples of short-term records include, but are not limited to:

  • Bank Statements
  • Pay-Ins
  • Receipts
  • Employee Time Sheets
  • Leave requests
  • Correspondence

These records have no historic value, but they do document office functions, policies, procedures, operations and activities. Usually, their usefulness to the office lasts only for one or two years, but they must be kept longer to satisfy laws and/or accepted standards. They should be routinely destroyed on an annual basis.