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Higher Education Business Classification Scheme and Records Retention Schedules

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The third iteration of the highly regarded Business Classification Scheme (BCS) and Records Retention Schedule (RRS) for Higher Education Institutions is the result of extensive consultation within the sector plus significant additional research both undertaken for JISC infoNet by Emmerson Consulting.

The BCS provides a generic 'map' of the functions and activities undertaken by HEIs and with appropriate further amendment to suit local circumstance can be used to form the basis of the institution's file plan.

The RRS reflects the function-based structure of the BCS and provides statutory or recommended retention periods for the records produced by each activity.

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