26 September 2023

PROV calls for help with disposal program

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The Public Records Office Victoria (PROV) is calling for input on a draft Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA) for records of Redress and Reparations Function.

Releasing the draft, PROV said the aim of the RDA, once issued as a Standard, was to specify records required as State Archives and to provide for the lawful disposal of records not required permanently after specified periods.

“This RDA will apply to all Victorian created and administered redress and reparations schemes,” PROV said.

“It covers records related to the establishment and governance of a redress scheme, the application and assessment process, and the provision of support and redress options to applicants.”

The Office said its Appraisal and Documentation Team was seeking feedback on whether the retention periods were reasonable; if the language used in the RDA was clear enough; and if any gaps could be identified in the RDA’s coverage.

It said the draft RDA was available for feedback until 5 May, along with a brief report outlining the background, scope and appraisal recommendations.

PROV’s 14-page draft Retention and Disposal Authority for Records of Redress and Reparations Scheme Function can be accessed at this PS News link and its three-page background report at this link.

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