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:
- Records Management Accountabilities
- Records Categories & Retention
- Records Creation & Active Use
- Records Storage
- Records Transfer & Disposition
Identifies roles, responsibilities and requirements for managing government information.
- Government Records (RIM 101) (PDF)
- Government Recordkeeping (RIM 102) (PDF)
- Electronic Images and Microforms as Documentary Evidence (5-10-02) (PDF)
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.
- Records Schedule Development, Approval and Amendment (RIM 201) (PDF)
Records management guides provide guidance for how to manage government records during their creation and active use.
Provides guidance for handling, storing and managing records to ensure they are accessible, secure and reliable according to legislated requirements.
- Preparation of Records for Offsite Storage (RIM 422) (PDF)
- Provision of Offsite Records Storage Services (RIM 423) (PDF)
Provides guidance for transferring records, destroying them or arranging for their preservation in the government archives at the end of their scheduled life cycle.
- Records Destruction (RIM 501) (PDF)
- Records Transfer to the Government Archives (RIM 502) (PDF)
- Records Transfer within Government (RIM 503) (PDF)
- Records Transfer Outside of Government (RIM 504) (PDF)