General Disposal Authorities

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A General Disposal Authority (GDA) provides the State Records rules for appraising records for retention or disposal. GDAs identify the functions and activities of an organisation, describe the types of records associated with those functions and activities, and prescribe a disposal action. Actions range from permanent retention as a State Record (e.g. exam papers) to define a period of retention before destruction is allowed. For example, see the most common GDAs used at SCU.

State Records rules and record-keeping procedures for Universities: University records resources.

For further information on recordkeeping, contact the Corporate Records Unit at SCU.