ERM is more than technology; it is a combination of policies, people and relationships, practices and technology. In an ERM environment, the records management (RM) professionals would conduct sound analysis of the values of the different categories of records. Using these findings, organization leaders would make business decisions on the retention periods and disposition. RM professionals need to work closely with representatives from the legal department, business units, and IT to ensure their needs and compliance issues are being met.
Many records management implementations have systematically had department management and staff sign off on records destruction notifications before records were eligible for destruction. If the legal department and the department managers have not brought any issues in regards to specific records, the destruction process should be carried out by the RM staff as a routine function.