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Government of Saskatchewan Records Disposal System
All official government records must be retained by the responsible government institution for the length of time designated in the applicable records schedule [the Administrative Records System 2014 (ARMS 2014) for administrative records or an institution-specific Operational Records System (ORS) for operational records].
Official government records may only be disposed of once the retention periods described in these schedules are met, and after receiving written permission from the Provincial Archivist. For information regarding the disposal process, please refer to the Saskatchewan Records Disposal System.
As of September 1, 2015, the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan implemented charges for processing requests for the disposal of electronic records (see link below). Charges are applied to partially compensate costs associated with records management review and archival appraisal of electronic records as well as with the archival ingest (acquisition) of electronic records of historical value. Fees related to the review and appraisal of electronic records of a complex nature that are not accommodated on this schedule will be determined by the Archives in consultation with the applicable government institution.
Disposal requests for electronic records submitted prior to September 1, 2015, will be processed free of charge.