Guideline 3 for Records Management
The Assess Principle means ACT Government organisations must use processes endorsed by the Territory Records Office to assess and understand their records, information and data management requirements. The assessment involves the analysis of business activities to determine which records, information and data must to be created and kept to meet the organisation’s business needs, accountability requirements and community expectations. The assessment process will, most importantly, also identify those records that have enduring value to the Territory – referred to as Retain as Territory Archives (RTA). It will also result in a business classification scheme, thesaurus and records disposal schedules which enable authorise the destruction of ACT government records.