Recorded Information Management Manual

The Recorded Information Management (RIM) Manual provides policies and specifications to support the management of government  information to ensure its integrity, reliability, accessibility and security for as long as it’s needed.

The RIM Manual has five sections:

  1. Records Management Accountabilities
  2. Records Categories & Retention
  3. Records Creation & Active Use
  4. Records Storage
  5. Records Transfer & Disposition

The RIM Manual also includes the RIM Glossary and the RIM Manual Index (PDF).

1. Records Management Accountabilities

Identifies roles, responsibilities and requirements for managing government information.

2. Records Categories & Retention

Provides guidance for establishing the level of control needed for all types of recorded information, for developing classification schemes and for ensuring records have information schedules.

3. Records Creation & Active Use

Records management guides provide guidance for how to manage government records during their creation and active use.

4. Records Storage

Provides guidance for handling, storing and managing records to ensure they are accessible, secure and reliable according to legislated requirements.

5. Records Transfer & Disposition

Provides guidance for transferring records, destroying them or arranging for their preservation in the government archives at the end of their scheduled life cycle.

RIM Manual Updates

The Information Management Act came into effect in May 2016.

The RIM manual is being revised to comply and remove references to the repealed Document Disposal Act.

Updates and new policies are planned and will be added over time. During the transition, continue using the current manual as your guide.

Contact Information

For general inquiries, comments and/or suggestions, contact Government Records Service at:

Telephone: 250 387-3387
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