Business classification scheme
A central element of the Records Management Plan is a structure based on function, in which all records can be managed.
A Business Classification Scheme is an important information governance tool. It arranges our work by function and by activity, and helps with the proper management of records created.
Our first Business Classification Scheme was based on the Information and Records Management Society's model in 2014. In 2020 to 2021 this was reviewed and integrated with our Records Retention Schedule to provide a consistent resource.
The Business Classification Scheme and Records Retention Schedule contains an introduction and users' guide for staff.
The main authority record of the Business Classification Scheme and Records Retention Schedule is maintained by the Senior Information and Improvement Officer, but this document is also made available in other formats for specified purposes
The processes for maintaining the Business Classification Scheme and Records Retention Schedule have also been developed.
Improvement actions and review
An iterative process of ongoing reassessment involving department information asset owners will ensure that it's kept accurate and up-to-date.
Craig Geddes, Senior Information and Improvement Officer