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

Records schedule establishment procedure

The procedure for establishing a records schedule is laid down in Articles 5 and 9 of the 1995 Public Records Act and in Articles 2 and 5 of the 1995 Decree on Public Records. Every government body is itself responsible for compiling a draft or definitive records schedule in accordance with the legislative requirements.

The State Archives Service supervises the process on behalf of the Director of the State Archives Service. The government body must first make written contact with the Director, after which the custodian must then submit a formal request for finalisation of the records schedule to the State Secretary for Culture, through the National Archivist. A template is available for this request.