Events in recent history highlighted the importance of having a policy with the retention and destruction of documents generated or collected during an engagement. The destruction of documents on a random, case-by-case basis is asking for trouble if problems arise in the future. You do not want to face the anger of a client, or worse, the defense of a lawsuit, if a document destined for the shredder instead finds its way into unfriendly hands.
This seminar will not only provide you with guidelines for retaining and destroying documents, but it will also demonstrate the benefits of effective document life cycle management.
- Implementing a records management program
- Benefits of effective information management
- Document destruction
- Overview of legislation and impact on records management
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
A. What Is Document Life Cycle Management?
B. Records Management And Records Retention Defined
C. Information – Asset Or Liability?
10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
10:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
II. Implementing A Records Management Program
A. The Retention Schedule
B. Resources And Guidelines For Determining Retention Periods
C. Legal Considerations For Record Retention Guidelines
D. Elements Of A Records Management Program
E. Implementation Strategies And On-Going Management
F. Compliance And Audits
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
III. Benefits Of Effective Information Management
A. Improving Compliance
B. Reducing Operating Expenses
C. Impacts On Organizational Performance
D. Protecting Your Organization From Disaster
12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
IV. Document Destruction
A. General Guidelines For Document Destruction
B. Impact Of Litigation On Destruction Plans
C. Electronic Records
D. Improper Destruction Of Records And Headline News
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
V. Overview Of Legislation And Impact On Records Management
A. Sarbanes – Oxley
D. Paper Reduction Act
E. The Interagency White Paper On Sound Practices
F. Patriot Act
G. SEC 17a3-4
H. Federal Rules Of Litigation Discovery
I. DOD 5018.2
K. Fair Standards Act
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Question And Answer