Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Litigation Case Files

Significant Litigations Case Files - The case files involve litigation which 1) deal with significant policy-making within USDA, 2) result in court decisions that significantly interpret statutes and regulations, 3) are heard by the appellate courts or the U.S. Supreme Court, 4) attract news media attention or Congressional inquiries.

Retention

Transfer to NARA 15 years closure of case

GRS or Approved Records Schedule

DAA-0016-2016-0001-0001

Disposal Authority

DAA-0016-2016-0001-0001

Record Type

Permanent

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Date Updated

7/20/2017


All other Litigations Case Files - Case Files consisting of memorandum, correspondence, decisions, and background papers. The files include, but not limited to, cases involving litigations, hearings, investigations, claims, contracts, and agreements.

Retention

Destroy 10 years after Cut-off.

GRS or Approved Records Schedule

DAA-0016-2016-0001-0002

Disposal Authority

DAA-0016-2016-0001-0002

Record Type

Temporary

Related Forms

 

Date Updated

7/20/2017


Significant Legal Matters Files - Files which contain significant. legal opinions, analysis, conclusions, advice, or interpretations or pertain to significant policy-making decisions or major activities.

Retention

Transfer to NARA 15 years closure of case

GRS or Approved Records Schedule

DAA-0016-2016-0001-0003

Disposal Authority

DAA-0016-2016-0001-0003

Record Type

Permanent

Related Forms

 

Date Updated

7/20/2017


All other legal matters file - Files that do not contain significant legal opinions, analysis, conclusions, advice, or interpretations or that do not pertain to significant policy-making decisions or activities.

Retention

Destroy 3 years after Cut-off.

GRS or Approved Records Schedule

DAA-0016-2016-0001-0004

Disposal Authority

DAA-0016-2016-0001-0004

Record Type

Temporary

Related Forms

 

Date Updated

7/20/2017