Records Management

Records Management Services - Practical Solutions Because Records Matter
  • Michigan's Records Management Services (RMS)

    RMS provides expertise and assistance to state and local government agencies with managing records and information in the most effective, cost efficient, and legally compliant manner.

    3400 N. Grand River Ave.
    Lansing, Michigan 48909
    Phone: 517-335-9132
    Fax: 517-335-1690


    Note:  This site provides information to the public and local governments about the State of Michigan's records management program.  State of Michigan employees should visit the InsideMichigan intranet site instead.

Services for Government

Services for State and Local Government

  • A variety of services are available to government agencies to assist with the effective and efficient management of records.

Retention and Disposal

Retention and Disposal Schedules

  • Retention & Disposal Schedules identify all of the records that are maintained by government agencies, regardless of format. Schedules define how long records need to be retained to satisfy administrative, fiscal, legal and historical requirements, and they specify if/when records can be destroyed. Local government schedules are approved by an agency, Records Management Services, Archives of Michigan, and the State Administrative Board. Approved schedules provide the only legal authority to destroy public records.


Records Management Training

Online Training Note:  online classes can be taken at any time by clicking on the links below, and do not require pre-registration.

  • Managing Records is Important: This interactive online tutorial provides a brief introduction to the records management responsibilities of Michigan government employees.
  • Basic Records Management: This online class defines the different types of records and explains how Retention and Disposal Schedules assist and protect Michigan government agencies. This essential class will help all government employees comply with their records management responsibilities.
  • How to Manage Records: This online class describes best practices for managing paper and electronic recordkeeping systems. The target audience is employees with responsibilities for managing centralized recordkeeping systems. However, many employees will benefit from the tips that are provided.
  • Imaging and Document Management Solutions: This online class helps agencies identify cost effective ways to manage records and information using technology.
  • E-mail Management: This online class provides information about how to manage e-mail records.
  • Snack It & Pack It: This online class provides tips for how to clean up your office.

Updated 2/5/2018