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Record Retention & Destruction Rules: Electronic & Paper

Tue, Dec 22, 2015

Columbia, Maryland

Webinar will be held on January 5, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Various regulations and federal and state laws mandate retention of specific documents (both traditional paper documents and electronically stored information) for a designated period of time. Unfortunately, these laws overlap and conflict, causing confusion. In the past, some institutions simply retained all records permanently “to be on the safe side.” That isn’t practical today, because retaining all records can actually harm the financial institution. All institutions must have a systematic record-retention and destruction policy that covers electronically stored information and traditional paper documents. This webinar will address the legal and regulatory requirements and practical considerations for both electronic and paper document retention and destruction.

Continuing Education: Attendance verification for CE credits upon request


  • What documents should be kept and for how long?
  • How should electronic records be handled?
  • What are the elements of an effective record-retention and destruction policy?
  • What special steps must be taken when regulatory action or litigation is threatened?
  • What are the common mistakes?

    • Sample document retention and destruction policy
    • Supplemental handout covering your state’s specific requirements
    • Employee training log
    • Quiz you can administer to measure staff learning and a separate answer key


This informative session is designed for both deposit and loan staff, operations personnel, compliance staff, managers, auditors, and anyone else responsible for creating record-retention policies and responding to document requests.