Thursday, March 12, 2015

New York State's E-mail management and preservation policy



New York State's E-mail management and preservation policy
Source: Memorandum distributed by the State Office of Information Technology Services

A number of newspaper articles and editorials have addressed New York State’s “standard 90-day e-mail management system” implemented by State departments and agencies.

State departments and agencies were advised of this new procedure by means of a memorandum dated June 18, 2013 sent to the General Counsel of each State department and agency by the General Counsel of the New York State Office of Information Technology Services.*  

The memorandum stated that e-mails sent or received by State department and agency personnel on or after June 30, 2013 are  to be "automatically" purged from the user’s mailbox after 90 days unless the e-mail was subject to a Freedom of Information Law [FOIL] request or was relevant to litigation.

The complete text of the memorandum is posted on the Internet at:

* The memorandum does not apply to political subdivisions of the State. 

Handbooks focusing on State and Municipal Public Personnel Law continue to be available for purchase via the links provided below:

The Discipline Book at http://thedisciplinebook.blogspot.com/

Challenging Adverse Personnel Decisions at http://nypplarchives.blogspot.com

The Disability Benefits E-book: at http://section207.blogspot.com/

Layoff, Preferred Lists at http://nylayoff.blogspot.com/

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