Information Management refers to a strategic approach in handling GW's valuable information assets through their lifecycle, which includes creation, consumption, sharing, retention, archival, and disposal by the university community.
The Information Security policy is a key component of the information management strategy. It explains how to identify the information in custody of a specific office and how it must be secured. It highlights the following:
- the categorization of information assets (Regulated, Restricted, Public)...for help with categorizing information please reference these tips
- the appropriate data security requirements for information per its categorization...please see our Guide to Data Storage and Custodial Practices
- the roles and responsibilities of individuals, schools, divisions, and university administration in the custody and control of this information
For more information on the proper implementation of the policy, please reference the Information Security Policy Procedures
The Records Management policy is a key component of the information management strategy. It explains GW's record retention requirements and highlights the following:
- meeting operational and legal requirements in record retention
- proper disposal of outdated records (click here to see GW's record retention schedule)
- preservation of materials of long term historical or administrative value (click here to see University Archives one page guidance)
For more information on the proper implementation of the policy, please reference the Record Management Policy Procedures
Please download this handy one page information management summary and keep it nearby for reference!