The primary office

Determining the primary office of a record

The primary office is an office or offices responsibe for keeping the original and/or official versions of records, and responsible for carrying out the approved disposition of such records. It typically has the longest retention rule for the those records, and, if permanent retention is called for, the primary office will ultimately transfer the records to the University Archives.

Every records classification has a primary office or offices established in the Directory of Records (DOR). However, if you believe your unit’s records are also an authoritative part of a given file or if you are just not sure, contact us at .

The primary office

List of primary offices for record types

  • An alphabetical listing of the primary offices for the classifications in the DOR (with links to the classifications)