The major objective of HUD's records management program is to ensure that records are properly documented and preserved, regardless of medium, and that records no longer needed are properly disposed of or retired.
Records management consists of three lifecycle stages:
- Creation or receipt of a record or document
- How we maintain and use records
- How we archive or dispose of records
All HUD staff is responsible for records management. As Federal employees, our obligations are to ensure that each stage in the lifecycle of records is recognized, preserved and properly disposed.