Records Management Policy
The purpose General Order 21 is to outline the VMI Policy on the management, retention and disposition of Virginia Military Institute records as mandated by the Virginia Public Records Act (VPRA), Code of Virginia § 42.1-76–§ 42.1-91. This policy applies to all employees. This policy also details specific Institute requirements for the maintenance and retention of past and present cadet permanent records. The Virginia Public Records Act vests the records management function of state and local government in the State Library Board. This act authorizes the State Library Board to regulate and manage the preservation, filing, reformatting, and destruction of public records of all agencies.