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Sensitive Cardholder Data Obtained During Payment Card Transactions
What are Personnel Files?
What Does "Until No Longer Needed for Agency Business" Mean?
Why Isn't There Just One "Transitory" Records Series?
Records Retention Schedules
List of all Records Retention Schedules
Go Paperless ("Scan & Toss")
Destroy Non-Archival Records
Transfer Archival Records
Preservation and Destruction of Public Records (chapter 40.14 RCW)
Penal Provisions (chapter 40.16 RCW)
Preservation of Electronic Records (WAC 434-662)
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