disposal date

(also disposition date), n. A point in time specified in a records schedule when records should be destroyed or transferred to an archives.


Disposal dates based on the date a record was created are often designed to batch records for disposal; for example, 'destroy one year after the end of the fiscal year in which the records were created.' Disposal dates may often be triggered by an event associated with the record; for example, disposal of contracts is often timed from the date the contract is completed.