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Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining your Office Records

June 8, 2021

Lower risk by managing your records! Breeze through your next information audit!

Good records management protects your office by mitigating risk. Harvard University Archives’ Records Management Services has done the heavy-lifting by developing policy and procedures to support your efforts. This free 1.5 hour-long workshop provides tools and advice on how long to keep your records, how to store them most efficiently, and what to do when you no longer need them. Whether you feel like you’re drowning in information, are worried about managing sensitive information, or are concerned about keeping records too long - or not long enough - this workshop is for you. Learn to implement Harvard's guide for records commonly found across University offices, deal with both paper and electronic formats, and how to properly dispose of records. The next workshop will be held remotely via Zoom on Wednesday, June 16 from 10:00am to 11:30am. Register for Trash or Treasure now ... Read more about Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining your Office Records

Fraudulent Activity by Persons Posing as Harvard Procurement Staff

February 22, 2021

Please be aware that there has been an uptick in fraudulent Harvard purchase orders / requests that have been sent to external vendors, often with forged attachments. The purchase orders / requests  fraudulently represent that they are coming from “Harvard Procurement” staff and often are inquiring about the  purchase of branded marketing items (backpacks, water bottles, etc.) or asking vendors for sensitive tax information.... Read more about Fraudulent Activity by Persons Posing as Harvard Procurement Staff

Email Management

November 19, 2019

Objective: This workshop will introduce methods for gaining control of e-mail and managing it according to Harvard records policies as well as provide tips on how to organize your e-mail.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively manage their e-mail.

What you will learn

  • Methods of controlling e-mail
  • The application of the General Records Schedule to e-mail
  • Examples of types of email with their...
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Out of Sight: Off-Site Records Storage

November 7, 2019

Objective: This workshop will present the step-by-step process of sending records to off-site storage at the Harvard Depository. We cover everything from how to pack a box to how to complete the deposit paperwork.

Length: 1 ½ hours

Who should attend: Employees who have not yet sent records to storage as well as anyone in charge of packing and depositing boxes who would like a refresher course.

What you will learn

  • How to identify records eligible for...
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Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining your Office Records

October 22, 2019

Have you ever wondered, "How long do I need to keep my office records? Can I throw them away when I am done with them?" This workshop provides tools and advice to help you determine how long to keep your records and what to do when you no longer need to hold onto them. Whether you feel like you’re drowning in information or you're concerned that you're keeping records too long or not long enough, this workshop is for you.

Who should attend: 

All employees who want to effectively manage their office's administrative or program records.

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Trash or Treasure - Records Management Workshop on March 15, 2019

February 14, 2019

Lower risk by managing your records! Breeze through your next information audit!

Good records management protects your office by mitigating risk. Harvard University Archives’ Records Management Services has done the heavy-lifting by developing policy and procedures to support your efforts. This free 1.5 hour-long workshop provides tools and advice on how long to keep your records, how to store them most efficiently, and what to do when you no longer need them. Whether you feel like you’re drowning in information, are worried about managing sensitive information, or are...

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The Global Risks Report 2019

February 7, 2019
The World Economic Forum, in partnership with Marsh & McLennan Companies and Zurich Insurance Group, has released it's 14th edition of The Global Risks Report, highlighting current and emerging risk trends in terms of both likelihood and severity of impact.