Transitory records / Transitory retention

Glossary topic: 
Recordkeeping

Transitory records have a low or limited value, and therefore are only required to be kept for a short period of time (e.g. 2 days, 1 week, until business use ceases).

They are generally created as part of routine transactional business practices and are not required to support the business functions of an agency. They also have little or no value to the agency or community.

See also Short-term retention