This page addresses records related to communications. It includes three chapters from the APHIS Records Management Handbook and three General Records Schedules (GRS).
The following series of items in the APHIS schedules are relevant to this topic:
ADM 7-2: Telephone
INF: Entire schedule
PDM 11: Mail Management
The dispositions contained in the GRS are mandatory and take precedence over APHIS dispositions.
Please note that the GRS Information Services includes dispositions for FOIA and Privacy Act records. These are more detailed than and take precedence over the items contained in the APHIS INF schedule.
Retentions for "All other offices" is no longer listed. All non-record copies are treated as informational unless separately scheduled. Informational copies can be destroyed when no longer needed, but cannot be retained beyond the retention period for the recordkeeping copies