Records Management Law and Legal Definition

According to 44 USCS § 2901 [Title 44. Public Printing and Documents; Chapter 29. Records Management by the Archivist of the United States and by the Administrator of General Services], the term records management means "the planning, controlling, directing, organizing, training, promoting, and other managerial activities involved with respect to records creation, records maintenance and use, and records disposition in order to achieve adequate and proper documentation of the policies and transactions of the Federal Government and effective and economical management of agency operations."