295 - Communications, General

Records relating to communications activities of ministries and agencies not shown elsewhere in this primary block.

Records types include correspondence, plans, news clippings, and reports.

For projects, see secondary 400-40.

non-OPR NOTE: Offices will retain non-OPR copies of records for SO nil DE

Primary-Secondary Records Series OPR
295-00 Policy and procedures SO nil DE
295-01 General CY+2y nil DE
295-03 Communications plan
SR = The government archives will selectively retain these records by retaining communication plans created before 3 July 2002 (the creation date of the Public Affairs Bureau).
SO+1y nil SR
295-04 News clippings SO nil DE
295-05 Staff biographical sketches or profiles
SO = when replaced by more current information or when individual leaves the ministry or agency
SR = The government archives will retain biographical sketches or profiles for senior staff, executive director and above.
SO nil SR
295-06 Telephone/contact lists
(covers media contact lists)
SO nil DE
295-20 Current issues files
(covers ministry current issues and projects and research issues)
DE = These records can be destroyed upon authorization of the Records Officer because significant issues are adequately documented in executive records covered by primary 280 and/or by Special Schedule for Executive Records (102906), and since July 2002 by the records of Government Communications and Public Engagement.
CY+2y nil DE
295-30 Marketing and advertising files
(covers advertising projects)
SO = upon project completion or cancellation, resolution of issue, or provision of information, whichever is relevant.
NOTE: This secondary covers marketing and advertising records of agencies not served by Government Communications and Public Engagement.
SO 2y DE

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