The ‘Algemene Rijksarchivaris’ is the Director of the State Archives Service. He advises the Minister of Education Culture & Science (OCenW) on issues of archival and selection policy. In this capacity, the Director determines the criteria that objects must meet for permanent preservation and the corresponding appraisal and selection method. All retention schedules must be established in association with the Director, who accepts them on behalf of the Minister of OCenW. The State Archives Service is responsible for carrying out the procedure for compiling records schedules.