Government Do you work for a government agency or a state university? The Government Records Section offers several services relating to public records. Learn how we can help you Want to know how long a record is kept? Retention and disposition schedules issued by the Division of Archives and Records are one of the tools that state, local, and university officials can use when managing the records in their offices. Learn more Need In-Person Training? Workshops are available to all state and local officials interested in learning more about records management. Browse the course list The Government Records and Digital Services sections are part of the Division of Archives and Records in the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Their primary mission is to provide and administer records management services to state government agencies, local government agencies, and state-supported institutions of higher education in North Carolina in accordance with General Statutes 121 and 132 and the mandate provided in these laws for the preservation of the historical record of this state. State Agencies Find the Functional Schedule for North Carolina State Agencies along with information about storing records at the State Records Center. Local Agencies Find retention and disposition schedules for local government agencies. Higher Education Find retention and disposition schedules for NC community colleges and for institutions in the UNC System. Digital Records Guidance and best practice documents to help you create, manage, and retain your digital files. Records Management Tools Forms and templates for managing records, information about applying retention and disposition instructions, guidelines for imaging projects, file management and cloud computing best practices, guidelines for agency social media and websites, and FAQs. Training Find information about available workshops, webinars, and tutorials.