338 - Communications, Polls & Surveys

Records relating to polls and surveys conducted by ministry and agency program areas (e.g., client satisfaction surveys and public opinion polls).  This includes professionally-produced formal statistical surveys, as well as informal, internally-produced polls and surveys.

Records types include correspondence, forms, raw statistical data, and reports.

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

Primary-Secondary Records Series OPR
338-00 Policy and procedures SO nil DE
338-01 General CY+2y nil DE
338-02 Final formal statistical survey summary reports
FR = The government archives will fully retain final formal statistical survey summary reports because they document significant polls and surveys undertaken by ministries and agencies.  Draft and duplicate materials that hold no evidential value may be purged and discarded.
SO nil FR
338-30 Polling and surveying records
SO = when summarized in a final report (if applicable), and no longer required for analysis or reference
DE = These records can be destroyed upon authorization of the Records Officer because significant information is retained by the government archives under secondary -02.
SO nil DE

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