This Authority is issued by the Chief Archivist under section 229(2) of the Contract and Commercial law Act 2017.
Under the Contracts and Commercial Law Act 2017 (CCLA) and the Public Records Act 2005 (PRA), public offices and local authorities have conditions to meet before destroying the source information after converting to electronic form (referred to in this Guide as “digitisation”).
Information and records disposal refers to the range of processes associated with implementing retention, transfer or destruction decisions.
A key element in effective information and records management is implementing disposal.
A precedent register can act as documentation and evidence of decisions an organisation has made when applying a disposal authority. It can be particularly useful for sentencing problem information and records as it can guide future sentencing projects and ensure continuity of sentencing decisions.
Disposal registers act as control documentation to prove that the information and records created by an organisation no longer exist or are no longer under their control.
The Disposal schedule and access status template is the main tool used to implement authorised disposal actions and to determine the access status of information and records (and/or associated metadata) that are to be transferred to Archives New Zealand as per the requirements of the Public Records Act 2005 (section 43(1)).
Sentencing is the term used to describe the process of applying a disposal authority and its disposal actions across an organisation's information and records. A "sentence" specifies the minimum amount of time that information and records need to be retained for business purposes and their fate.
This guide provides an overview of the transfer of physical and digital information and records under the Public Records Act 2005, including the transfer of control and custody to Archives New Zealand, and between organisations.
This General Disposal Authority 6 (GDA6) has been developed for the use of public offices wishing to dispose of common corporate records legally.
General Disposal Authority 7 (GDA 7) covers generic classes of records of any format that have only short-term transitory value in their immediate and minor facilitation of preparing a more complete public record. Therefore they are not required for evidential or legal purposes.
Archives New Zealand issues General Disposal Authorities (GDAs) to help organisations decide what to do with common public information and records.
Information and records management requirements need to be proactively identified, designed and integrated in all of your organisation’s business systems, processes and practices.
The Public Records Act 2005 (the Act) establishes a regulatory framework for information management across the public sector in New Zealand.
This instruction specifies requirements for the maintenance of all physical (non-digital) public archives that have been transferred to the control of all approved repositories authorised under the Archives Act 1957 or the Public Records Act 2005.
This guide provides an overview of the transfer of public records between organisations during administrative change.
Metadata helps people to find, understand, authenticate, trust, use, and manage information and records.
Under Section 18 (i) of the Public Records Act 2005 (the Act) a public record or local authority protected record cannot be destroyed without the authorisation of the Chief Archivist.
Organisations must manage metadata associated with information and records.
It is important that organisations identify and address information and records management requirements associated with the outsourcing of business functions and activities.
It has been three months, since we released the new look Information and records management standard and Implementation guide. In that time, we have been busy receiving nominations for Executive Sponsors and developing new, refreshed and reviewed guidance.