Retention Management Program
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A retention management program purges documents contained in a data base at the document expiration date based on each user's need to have access to the documents. Each user assigns a disposal code to each document which determines the document's retention period or its expiration date. The code can be changed as long as the user has access to the document. A default disposal code is assigned to each document which is based on a standard retention period for a particular type of document. For example, the default code for a letter may be two years.