Tech Tip | IT Services hosting Shred Events in Hamilton and Middletown
Free shredding event allows the university community to dispose of confidential documents safely
Published: Monday, October 8, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 8, 2012 21:10
Miami’s Information Technology Services and the Office of the University Secretary is partnering with Shred Safe to host ShredFest Fall 2012. The event will take place on both the Hamilton and Middletown campuses this week as part of National Information Security Awareness Month. This free event will provide Miami faculty, staff and students with a safe and secure resource to shred their confidential personal and business documents.
The first event will take place in Hamilton on Wednesday, October 10, in the parking lot to the side of the Wilks Conference Center from Noon to 2:00 pm.
The shred truck will move to Middletown on Thursday, October 11, in the parking lot outside of Johnston Hall from Noon to 2:00 pm.
“Faculty and staff at Miami are diligent about retaining records, but at times forget the disposition element,” explained Joe Bazeley, Miami’s Information Security Officer. “Namely, that many types of records should be destroyed after their retention period expires, once they have been examined to confirm that they are not of archival interest and not still needed for the business of the university.”
During the event, anyone can bring their documents in and have them shredded by an on-site, certified Shred Safe employee. From drop-off to destruction, all documents will be constantly monitored and protected.
The university has very clear policies regarding records retention. For information about Miami’s policy, and to print out a Request for Records Disposal form, please visit www.muohio.edu/secretary/records-retention.html.