National Archives of the Netherlands (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science)

Coordinating agencies

Similar government agencies often work together to establish and maintain shared retention schedules. As such, generic retention schedules exist for all municipalities, provinces, and courts of law. The law demands that this must be led by an umbrella organisation, such as the Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG). Within central government, the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) coordinates ministerial information management. Together with the Minister of Education Culture & Science (OCenW), he worked closely on the Cabinet programme Informatie op orde (2006 – 2011).
Appraisal practices are closely linked with good information management. The appraisal procedure for archival material within central government is a point of mutual interest for both the Minister of OCenW and of BZK.