State Archives and Records Commission
The State Archives and Records Commission, under the terms of KRS 171.420 and 171.670, has the authority to review and approve all records retention schedules submitted by state and local public agencies through the department. In this task, it considers the importance and potential uses of the record to the creating agency and the various information values within a particular record. It also analyzes recommendations jointly developed by agencies and the department's Public Records Division on how long particular records should be kept and determines what further disposition should be made of them. The commission is concerned with preserving information of continuing value and making timely disposition of information of temporary value. The commission also advises the department on a range of other matters relating to archives and records management.
In all cases, the State Archives and Records Commission has final and exclusive authority to determine the ultimate disposition of Kentucky's public records. Under the terms of KRS 171.420, its decisions are binding on all parties concerned, and those decisions can only be modified or otherwise changed by its own actions.