Skip to comments.18.104.22.168 (03-27-2014) Retention and Disposition of Electronic Records
Posted on 06/17/2014 2:07:17 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
1. The IRS Records Officer is the liaison with NARA and customer organizations for ensuring that electronic records and the related documentation are retained for as long as needed by the IRS. These disposition and retention procedures shall include provisions for:
A. Scheduling all electronic records, as well as related documentation and indexes, by submitting an SF-115, Request for Records Disposition Authority to NARA or, in some instances by applying NARAs General Records Schedules. The information in electronic information systems, including those operated for the IRS by a contractor, will be scheduled as soon as possible, but no later that one year after implementation of the system.
B. Transferring a copy of the electronic records and related documentation and indexes to NARA at the time specified in the records control schedule for permanent records.
SF-115 is completed by the IRS Records Management staff only.
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This looks like the relevant section:
Common Questions about E-Mail
The ruling elite makes rules for normal people, and businesses. They consider themselves above the rules.
What if the message does not qualify as a record?
Delete e-mail that is not a record when no longer of use.
Just like in the border situation, the IRS has to prioritize their limited resources, therefore they felt that collecting the revenues due to the government were more important than wasting a lot of time storing unofficial emails. /sarc.
Records that directly deal with an agency’s mission are required to be kept. This is to give future researchers a chron record of how an agency operates, decisions are made, etc.
Believe me, I’ve saved a lot of such emails and they have recently become invaluable to show new staff (from various agencies) how I developed a “search” program to find missing government documents worth hundreds of millions of dollars, or more re litigation.
I also kept hard copies (for those who don’t know what “paper” is, it is a xerox copy/print out) and when the electricity fails, a binder of them is worth its weight in gold.
Screw an EMP, I have my paper files.
Personal emails and junk notices are not required to be kept and are asked to be deleted to save space.
Lerner is screwed, and I’m loving it.
It doesn’t say you have to retain correspondence pertaining to un-official crimes and conspiracies, so I think she’s fine.
Ya’s mean tuh tol’ me d’at d’ose printer made copies
of my paper n pencil tax papers, I gots tuh keep?
I don’ keep no E-lektrical papers, ‘cauze it might BUST!
Any dumb paper dah govmint done want,
d’ey gonna hafta bust dah door, foist!
Yeah, their excuse will be that since targeting groups for their political beliefs is illegal, then the targeting didn’t deal directly with the agencys legal mission, thus any correspondence pertaining to the targeting was not required to be saved.
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