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ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS MANAGEMENT ACT

Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19985, Apr. 4, 2007

Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20171, Jul. 18, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20191, Jul. 26, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 20789, May 21, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21473, May 6, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22151, May 4, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22269, Jul. 12, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22508, Nov. 30, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22673, Feb. 22, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 22940, May 30, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23091, Aug. 22, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23383, Dec. 21, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 24723, Sep. 13, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25375, jun. 11, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25985, Jan. 6, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26126, Mar. 3, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26791, Dec. 30, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 26922, Jan. 22, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27103, Apr. 26, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017

Presidential Decree No. 28303, Sep. 19, 2017

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS
 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Decree is to prescribe matters delegated by the Public Records Management Act and matters necessary for the enforcement thereof.
 Article 2 (Definitions)
The definitions of terms used in this Decree are as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 23383, Dec. 21, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 27103, Apr. 26, 2016>
1. The term "head of a records management institution" means the head of a relevant institution in the case of a permanent records management institution, and the head of a records management department in the case of a record repository or a special record repository;
2. The term "electronic records" means archival information and data, such as electronic documents, web archives, administrative information data set, etc. which are sent, received, or stored after being prepared in an electronic form by a system having information-processing capacity;
3. The term "records subject to retention" means records that have to be continuously kept and used by the division in charge as defined in subparagraph 4 of Article 3 of the Regulations on Promotion of Administrative Efficiency and Cooperation (hereinafter referred to as "division in charge") as they are used at any time for the management, confirmation, etc. of the matters related mainly to the people, commodities, relationship of rights and duties, etc., such as cards, drawings, ledgers, etc.;
4. The term "records file" means one or more bundles of relevant records filed within the scope of a unit assignment, which is the basic unit of records management;
5. The term "government function classification system" means the function classification system which consists of a function classification system presenting government-wide standardized functions performed by the government and a classification system classified by objectives for the management of tasks of each Ministry;
6. The term "unit assignment" means duties which are subdivided from a minor function of the government function classification system by areas and procedures, taking into account the similarity, individuality, etc. thereof;
7. The term "electronic records creation system" means the electronic document system, duty management system, and administrative information system provided for in subparagraphs 10 through 12 of Article 3 of the Regulations on Promotion of Administrative Efficiency and Cooperation;
8. The term "records management system" means the system of managing records electronically at record repositories or special record repositories;
9. The term "permanent records management system" means the system of electronically managing records at permanent records management institutions;
10. The term "web records" means all types of archival information and data contained in the websites of public institutions and the management information concerning the operation and construction of such web sites;
11. The term "administrative information data set" means letters, numbers, figures, images, and other data which are created by the administrative information system used by administrative agencies of all levels in conducting their duties.
 Article 3 (Scope of Public Institutions)
"Institution prescribed by Presidential Decree" in subparagraph 1 of Article 3 of the Public Records Management Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") means any of the following institutions: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014>
2. A local government-invested public corporation or local government public corporation under the Local Public Enterprises Act;
3. A corporation established under special Acts (Provided, That cultural institutes under the Promotion of Local Cultural Institutes Act, and cooperatives and associations established under special Acts shall be excluded therefrom);
4. A school of all levels established under the Early Childhood Education Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, or other Acts.
 Article 4 (Principles of Records Management)
(1) Records shall be managed according to the standards and procedures prescribed by this Decree in order to guarantee the authenticity, integrity, reliability, and availability of records pursuant to Article 5 of the Act, and shall comply with the Korean Industrial Standards provided for in Article 12 of the Industrial Standardization Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20789, May 21, 2008>
(2) The heads of public institutions and records management institutions shall establish and implement policies and procedures for the management of records pursuant to paragraph (1) and manage the results thereof by keeping them as records.
(3) The heads of public institutions and records management institutions shall establish and operate the electronic records creation system, records management system, or permanent records management system as determined by the head of the central records management institution, in order to have records created and managed electronically, and shall establish and implement a plan for the digitization of records to manage and utilize records that have not been created in an electronic form.
 Article 5 (Security Management of Electronic Records)
The heads of public institutions and records management institutions shall manage electronic records safely in the process of managing records including the creation, transfer, preservation, discard, etc. thereof by taking security measures the safety of which has been confirmed by the Director of the National Intelligence Service pursuant to Article 56 (3) of the Electronic Government Act, and the Director of the National Intelligence Service may check whether they comply with such requirements. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20171, Jul. 18, 2007; Presidential Decree No. 22151, May 4, 2010>
CHAPTER II RECORDS MANAGEMENT INSTITUTIONS
 Article 6 (Central Records Management Institution)
(1) The National Archives of Korea shall be the central records management institution provided for in Article 9 (1) of the Act.
(2) The head of the central records management institution may establish and operate an intermediary management facility referred to in Article 9 (3) of the Act in order to perform the following duties:
1. Management of records the preservation period of which is not more than 30 years, among those transferred from a public institution;
2. Management of records the preservation period of which is not more than 30 years, among those transferred from a closed institution.
 Article 7 (Entrusted Management of Records of Constitutional Institutions)
(1) The National Assembly, the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Court, or the National Election Commission fails to establish its permanent records management institution provided for in Article 10 (1) of the Act, it shall manage its records the preservation period of which is not less than 30 years, by entrusting them to the central records management institution within the year following the year in which ten years lapse from the initial date in reckoning the preservation period.
(2) The central records management institution may determine the matters necessary for the entrusted management, such as the disclosure, utilization, treatment for preservation, preservation costs, etc. of records, after consultation with the entrusting institution.
 Article 8 (Transfer of Records by Institutions without Local Records Management Institutions)
Where any superintendent of the offices of eduction of Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan City, Do, Special Self-Governing Province, or the head of a Si/Gun/Gu (referring to the head of an autonomous Gu) fails to establish a local records management institution, he/she shall transfer the records the preservation period of which is not less than 30 years to the local records management institution of the relevant Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan City, Do, or Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "City/Do") within the year following the year in which ten years lapse from the initial date in reckoning the preservation period, pursuant to the latter part of paragraph (2) and the latter part of paragraph (3) of Article 11 of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
 Article 9 (Joint Establishment of Local Records Management Institution)
(1) The joint establishment of a local records management institution pursuant to Article 11 (4) of the Act shall be conducted with a City/Do or Si/Gun/Gu (referring to an autonomous Gu) as a unit. In such cases, the local records management institution shall be deemed a local government association established under Article 159 of the Local Autonomy Act, and it shall be subject to the application of Articles 160 through 164 of the same Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(2) Where any local governments intend to jointly establish and operate a local records management institution pursuant to paragraph (1), they shall consult with the central records management institution regarding the following matters:
1. Location, facilities, and equipment;
2. Composition of organization and method of appointing employees;
3. Plans for securing budget necessary for the establishment and operation;
4. Other matters necessary for the joint establishment and operation of local records management institution.
(3) The head of the central records management institution may request local governments for support with necessary matters related to the joint establishment and operation of a local records management institution, and the head of a local government shall comply with such request unless there is a compelling reason not to do so.
 Article 10 (Establishment of Record Repositories)
(1) Any of the following public institutions shall establish and operate a record repository under Article 13 (1) of the Act: Provided, That where any public institution falling under subparagraph 6 establishes and operates a local records management institution (except for cases of joint establishment) under Article 11 (3) of the Act, it shall have the local records management institution perform the duties of a record repository without establishing a record repository. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21473, May 6, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 22269, Jul. 12, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 22940, May 30, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25375, Jun. 11, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 25985, Jan. 6, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 26791, Dec. 30, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 26922, Jan. 22, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. Central administrative agencies under Article 2 of the Government Organization Act;
2. The Board of Audit and Inspection, the National Human Rights Commission, the Korea Communications Commission, the National Intelligence Service, the Office for Government Policy Coordination, and the Prime Minister’s Secretariat;
3. The Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission, the Fair Trade Commission, the Financial Services Commission, the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission;
4. Regional offices of the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, regional offices of the National Tax Service, the Incheon Main Customs, the Seoul Main Customs, the Busan Main Customs, the Daegu Main Customs, the Gwangju Main Customs, high prosecutors' offices, district prosecutors' offices, regional offices of the Korea Correctional Service, regional offices of the Military Manpower Administration, district agencies of the Korea National Police Agency, the Korea Post, regional offices of the Korea Post, regional offices of the Korea Food and Drug Administration, the Metropolitan Air Quality Management Office, river basin environmental offices, regional environmental offices, the National Institute of Environmental Research, regional employment and labor offices, the National Labor Relations Commission, regional construction and management administrations, the Central Land Tribunal, regional offices of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, regional aviation administrations, Regional Coast Guards, and the Korea Financial Intelligence Unit, all of which are affiliated to central administrative agencies;
5. City/Do;
6. Si/Gun/Gu (referring to an autonomous Gu) and administrative city to be set up in Jeju Special Self-Governing Province pursuant to Article 10 (2) of the Special Act on the Establishment of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the Development of Free International City;
7. City/Do offices of education and district offices of education under Article 34 of the Local Education Autonomy Act;
8. Military agencies under the direct control of the Minister of National Defense, which shall be selected by the Minister of National Defense after consultation with the head of the central records management institution;
9. Military agencies selected by the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Chief of Staff of the Navy, and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force after consultation with the head of the central records management institution;
10. Any of the following institutions which have more records to be managed than the standards determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety:
(a) Public institutions falling under subparagraphs 1 through 3 of Article 3;
(b) Private schools among the schools defined in Article 2 of the Higher Education Act;
11. Schools defined in Article 2 of the Higher Education Act which fall under any of the following:
(b) Schools under the Decree on the Establishment of Korea National University of Education, Decree on the Establishment of Korea National Open University, and Decree on the Establishment of Korea National University of Arts;
(c) Corporate national universities;
(d) Public universities;
12. Other public institutions designated by the head of a permanent records management institution as deemed necessary for the establishment of record repositories.
(2) A record repository shall be established, in principle, in the records management department: Provided, That a public institution which does not fall under paragraph (1) 10 or 11 but falls under any subparagraph of Article 3 shall have a department, etc. under the following classifications perform the duties of a record repository: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016>
1. Public institutions falling under subparagraphs 1 through 3 of Article 3 and private schools falling under Article 2 of the Higher Education Act: A department designated by the head of the relevant public institution or private school;
(a) National schools: A record repository of the competent central administrative agency (for schools affiliated to universities or colleges of education, referring to a record repository of the relevant university or college of education);
(b) Public and private schools: A record repository of the competent office of education or district office of education;
3. Other schools: A record repository of the agency designated by the head of the central records management institution.
(3) Where a public institution which shall establish and operate a record repository under paragraph (1) establishes and operates a special record repository under Article 14 (1) of the Act, it shall have the special record repository perform the duties of a record repository without establishing a record repository.
(4) Where it is necessary to establish a record repository in a public institution which is not included in paragraph (1), the head of the public institution may establish and operate a record repository with approval of the head of the competent permanent records management institution. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016>
 Article 11 (Establishment of Special Record Repositories)
(1) A special record repository provided for in Article 14 (1) of the Act may be established at the Ministry of Unification, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense and military agencies under its direct control and selected by the Minister of Defense after consultation with the head of the central records management institution, the Supreme Prosecutor's Office, high prosecutors' offices, district prosecutors' offices, Defense Acquisition Program Administration, the Korean National Police Agency and its district police agencies, the Korea Coast Guard and Regional Coast Guards, the National Intelligence Service, the Headquarters of the Army, the Headquarters of the Navy, the Headquarters of the Air Force, and military agencies selected by the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Chief of Staff of the Navy, or the Chief of Staff of the Air Force after consultation with the head of the central records management institution, respectively: Provided, That where no special record repository is established in a central administrative agency, no special record repository shall be established in its subordinate agency. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) A special record repository shall be established, in principle, in a records management department.
CHAPTER III NATIONAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
 Article 12 (Operation of National Records Management Committee)
(1) The chairperson of the National Records Management Committee (hereinafter referred to as "chairperson") established under Article 15 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") shall exercise overall control of the affairs of the Committee and shall chair the meetings of the Committee.
(2) Meetings of the Committee shall be held every quarter of a year: Provided, That where deemed necessary, the chairperson may call a temporary meeting.
(3) Meetings of the Committee shall be held with the attendance of a majority of the members on the register, and shall adopt a resolution with the concurrent vote of a majority of the members present.
(4) Where deemed necessary, the chairperson may request the public institutions and records management institutions concerned to submit relevant data in order to deliberate on the matters specified in subparagraphs of Article 15 (1) of the Act.
(5) The head of the central records management institution may pay allowances, travel expenses, and other necessary expenses to the commissioned members of the Committee.
(6) Other necessary matters concerning the operation of the Committee shall be determined by the chairperson upon the resolution of the Committee.
 Article 13 (Organization and Operation of Expert Committee)
(1) In order to professionally examine and deliberate upon matters specified in each subparagraph of Article 15 (1) of the Act, an expert committee for each relevant field shall be organized and operated pursuant to Article 15 (8) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 28303, Sep. 19, 2017>
(2) Each expert committee shall consist of not more than nine members, including a member serving as executive secretary, and the term of office of a non-public official member shall be three years.
(3) The executive secretary shall be appointed by the chairperson from among the members of the Committee, and shall be in charge of the expert committees.
(4) The members shall be appointed or commissioned by the chairperson on the recommendation of the head of the central records management institution, from among specialists in each field and the public officials of the agencies concerned.
(5) A meeting shall be called in cases where the chairperson or executive secretary deems it necessary and open with the attendance of a majority of the members on the register, and its resolutions shall be passed with the concurrent vote of a majority of those present.
(6) The executive secretary shall report on the results of meetings held to the Committee.
 Article 14 (Organization and Operation of Special Committee)
(1) Where deliberation is required on any matter related to the jurisdiction of a few expert committees or on any special case, a special committee may be organized and operated upon resolution of the Committee pursuant to Article 15 (8) of the Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 28303, Sep. 19, 2017>
(2) The period of operation of special committees under paragraph (1) and the extension of the period thereof shall be determined by the resolution of the Committee.
(3) Each special committee shall consist of not more than nine members, including a member serving as executive secretary, and they shall be appointed by the chairperson, from among the members of the Committee and the members of the expert committees.
(4) Each special committee shall submit an outcome report to the Committee before its working period is terminated.
 Article 15 (Assistance for Operation of Committee, etc.)
In order to efficiently operate the Committee, expert committees, and special committees (hereafter referred to as "committee, etc." in this Article), the head of the central records management institution shall assist with the following matters:
1. Matters concerning budget, human resources, and administrative affairs necessary for the operation of the committee, etc.;
2. Matters concerning the preparation of meetings of the committee, etc. and agenda items thereof;
3. Matters concerning investigation and research related with the functions of the committee, etc.;
4. Other matters requested by the chairperson in connection with assistance for the duties of the committee, etc.
CHAPTER IV CREATION OF RECORDS
 Article 16 (Matters Subject to be Archived and Records Management)
Public institutions shall keep records of the details of correction and history information, matters reported in the process of performing its duties, matters examined, etc. which are created in the process of granting approval, including the recorded materials officially approved or received, and manage them by keeping them as records.
 Article 17 (Preparation of Investigation and Research Reports or Examination Reports)
(1) Where a public institution intends to promote a matter falling under any of the following subparagraphs pursuant to Article 17 (1) of the Act, it shall prepare an investigation and research report or an examination report in advance: Provided, That if it creates and manages the relevant records by unit assignments by introducing the duty management system, it may not prepare a separate investigation and research report, etc.: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016>
1. Matters concerning the enactment or amendment of statutes;
2. Enactment or amendment of municipal ordinances, or decisions or changes of an important policy corresponding thereto;
3. Matters which is subject to a pre-announcement of administration under the Administrative Procedures Act shall be made;
4. Major treaties, agreements, conventions, protocols, etc. to be concluded with international organizations or foreign governments;
5. Large-scale projects described in Article 38 (1) of the National Finance Act or large-scale development projects described in Article 14 of the Enforcement Decree of the same Act;
6. Other matters that the head of a records management institution deems necessary to prepare an investigation and research report or examination report thereon.
(2) The investigation and research report or examination report under paragraph (1) shall contain the following matters:
1. Background of investigation and research, or of examinations;
2. Posts, classes, and names of the relevant persons, including the proponent;
3. Instructions, guidelines, or opinions of the head of the institution or relevant institutions;
4. Relevant situation and details of examination;
5. Various kinds of alternatives and opinions on measures;
6. Anticipated effect or analysis of results, etc.
 Article 18 (Preparation and Management of Meeting Minutes)
(1) Where a public institution holds any of the following meetings pursuant to Article 17 (2) of the Act, it shall record meeting minutes:
1. A meeting in which the President attends;
2. A meeting in which the Prime Minister attends;
3. A meeting administerd by important persons holding the position of Vice Minister or higher as constituents for the purpose of deliberation on important policies or coordination of opinions;
4. A meeting in which important persons holding the position of Vice Minister or higher attend to consult duties with political parties;
5. A meeting administerd by a commission or deliberative council, etc. which is organized under an individual Act or special Act;
6. A meeting in which the head of a local government, the superintendent of an office of education, and the head of a district office of education under Article 34 of the Local Education Autonomy Act attend;
7. A meeting in which at least three public officials holding the position of director general or higher in the relevant institutions attend for the purpose of deliberation on or coordination of opinions on the matter falling under any subparagraph of Article 17 (1);
8. Other important meetings for which preparation of meeting minutes are deemed necessary.
(2) The meeting minutes under paragraph (1) shall contain the matters concerning the name of the meeting, host institution, date, time and place, list of attendants and those sitting in an associate capacity, order of proceedings, agenda items, gist of comments made at the meeting, matters resolved and details of decision made by vote, and such meeting minutes shall be created or registered, and managed through an electronic records creation system. In such cases, either one set of stenographic records or sound recordings shall be created together with meeting minutes in the case of a meeting designated by the head of a permanent records management institution from among the meetings falling under paragraph (1) 1 through 3 or 5, and a transcript shall also be created in the case of any sound recording. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014>
(3) A public institution that has created stenographic records or sound recordings (including a transcript of sound recording) pursuant to paragraph (2) may choose not to disclose all or part of such records pursuant to Article 17 (2) of the Act within a period not exceeding ten years from the initial date in reckoning the preservation period: Provided, That in cases falling under paragraph (1) 1, it may choose not to disclose them within a period not exceeding 15 years from the initial date in reckoning the preservation period.
(4) The meeting minutes [including stenographic records or sound recordings in the case of a meeting referred to in the latter part of paragraph (2)] shall be prepared by the public institution that has called or is in charge of the meeting, and where it is unclear which institution is in charge or where the institution in charge is not a public institution, the public institution that is the most related to the agenda of the meeting shall be selected to prepare the meeting minutes.
 Article 19 (Creation of Audio-Visual Records)
(1) Pursuant to Article 17 (3) of the Act, each public institution shall create audio-visual records of any of the following matters. In such cases, the audio-visual records shall be registered and created by electronic records creation system in principle, and they shall be created in a way that major situations before, during, and after the creation can be understood systematically. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016>
1. Activities related to the duties of persons in a major position, such as the President, Prime Minister, heads of central administrative agencies, heads of local governments, superintendents of the office of education, heads of district office of education, etc., and the their portraits;
2. Major movements of the heads or prime ministers of foreign countries, or other important foreign figures related with the Republic of Korea;
3. Major events of the State and local governments;
4. Major activities related with the promotion of treaties, agreements, conventions, protocols, exchanges, etc. with international organizations or foreign countries;
5. Large-scale projects described in Article 38 (1) of the National Finance Act or large-scale development projects described in Article 14 of the Enforcement Decree of the same Act;
6. Original features that are difficult to recover due to the execution of large-scale civil construction or building works, etc.;
7. Matters in need of preserving the image as audio-visual records, such as buildings or various structures having high historical value, which are to disappear due to removal or remodeling, etc.;
8. Major events or accidents, which are matters of interest to many people and the head of a public institution deems necessary to prepare and preserve the audio-visual records thereof;
9. Matters in need of preserving the scene or image as audio-visual records because they have high evidentiary value;
10. Materials that have high historical value as they have appeared for the first time in Korea;
11. Other matters deemed necessary to create audio-visual records.
(2) The head of each public institution shall create audio-vidual records of any of the following matters. In such cases, a separate written explanation that includes the outline of the shooting, details of the shooting by the hour, etc. shall be prepared. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 23091, Aug. 22, 2011>
1. Inaugural ceremony of the President, from among the activities falling under paragraph (1) 1;
2. Funeral ceremonies under the State Funeral Act and international events or international sporting events which are deemed necessary to be promoted on a national level and prescribed by a special Act, from among the events falling under paragraph (1) 3;
3. International conferences in which many heads of foreign countries or chiefs of executive participate, from among the activities falling under paragraph (1) 4;
4. Large-scale projects or construction works the creation of audio-visual records of which is determined by consultation between the head of a public institution and the head of the central records management institution, among those falling under paragraph (1) 5;
5. Other matters for which creation of audio-visual records is deemed necessary.
 Article 20 (Registration of Records)
(1) When a public institution creates or receives any records, it shall assign them with a registration number of creation or receipt through the electronic records creation system of the institution and mark it on the records, and shall electronically create and manage the registration information determined by the head of the central records management institution: Provided, That if it is impossible to assign a registration number due to the characteristics of the records, from among the administrative information created through duty management system or administrative information system provided for in subparagraphs 11 and 12 of Article 3 of the Regulations on Promotion of Administrative Efficiency and Cooperation, the records may be assigned with a unique identification number by using electronic records creation system substituting the registration number. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23383, Dec. 21, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 27103, Apr. 26, 2016>
(2) The public institution shall manage the registration information referred to in paragraph (1) in a manner that it may not be revised or deleted freely.
(3) The registration number referred to in paragraph (1) shall consist of system classification, institution code of the division in charge, and serial registration number by year: Provided, That the method of marking and composition of registration number of the records created and received by a public institution falling under any subparagraph of Article 3 shall be determined by the head of such public institution.
(4) Where it is necessary to manage an attachment separately from the body, in such cases as the body and attachment are considerably different in size or composed of recording media different from each other, etc., the attachment shall be separately registered. In such cases, the registration number of the attachment shall be made up by adding a serial number of attachment to the registration number of creation or registration number of receipt of the body.
 Article 21 (Registration and Management of Important Records other than Official Documents)
(1) Where it falls under any of the following subparagraphs, a public institution shall register and manage the records pursuant to Article 18 of the Act:
1. Memorandums, schedules, lists of visitors, and transcripts of dialogues related to the duties of persons holding an important position, such as the President, the Prime Minister, the heads of central administrative agencies, the heads of local governments, the superintendents of offices of education, the heads of district offices of education, etc.;
2. Where the document related with a matter falling under any subparagraph of Article 17 (1) has been rejected in the process of sanction or scrutiny, or has been reprepared to correct important details, the document that has been rejected or the original document before it has been reprepared;
3. Other records determined by the head of a permanent records management institution.
(2) The registration of records pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be made by registering with the electronic records creation system by the public institution that created the records, and the records collected directly by the record repository may be registered with the records management system.
 Article 22 (Classification of Records)
Pursuant to Article 18 of the Act, public institutions shall manage records by classifying them by divisions in charge and by unit assignments, according to the table of standards for records management under Article 25.
 Article 23 (Filing and Management)
(1) Pursuant to Article 18 of the Act, public institutions shall make one or more records files within a unit assignment in order to reflect the process of duty performance and bind such records files, and the head of the division in charge shall determine the guidelines for preparing records files by unit assignments so that the records files are bound and managed systematically.
(2) Where a public institution prepares a records file pursuant to paragraph (1), it shall assign a classification number of such records file through an electronic records management system and mark it on the records file, and shall create and manage the registration information determined by the head of the central records management institution: Provided, That where a records file is divided into at least two volumes, the number of volumes shall be inserted in parentheses next to the identification number of the records file which is part of the classification number of the records file.
(3) The classification number of a records file shall consist of system classification, institution code of division in charge, identification number of the unit assignment, and identification number of the records file.
(4) Public institutions shall safely manage the records which have not been created in electronic form by putting them in a file and receptacle for preservation suitable for management by the standards for classification of records and by the kinds of records, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
 Article 24 (Arrangement of Records)
(1) Pursuant to Article 18 of the Act, public institutions shall decide by the end of February each year whether to disclose, reclassify the authority to access, and determine classification, filing, etc. of the records the creation of which has been completed in the previous year, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) The result of arrangement of records pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be reflected in the registration information of records and records files provided for in Articles 20 (1) and 23 (2).
CHAPTER V MANAGEMENT OF RECORDS
SECTION 1 Standards for Management of Records
 Article 25 (Table of Standards for Records Management)
(1) Pursuant to Article 19 (1) of the Act, public institutions shall prepare and administer a table of standards for records management based on the duty process, and management items on the table of standards for records management shall include the explanation of duties, preservation period and grounds for fixing such preservation period, whether to preserve the records, preservation place, preservation method, whether to disclose the records, the authority to access, etc. In such cases, the table of standards for records management shall be created and managed through the records management system defined in subparagraph 8 of Article 2. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 26126, Mar. 3, 2015>
(2) In principle, the table of standards for records management referred to in paragraph (1) shall be prepared by unit assignments under the government function classification system determined by the Minister of the Interior and Safety, but whether to disclose the records, the authority of access thereto, etc. may be determined differently by different public institutions: Provided, That, if it is impracticable to apply the government function classification system, the head of a public institution may use a separate method of classifying functions after consultation with the head of the competent permanent records management institution. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) The preservation period by unit assignments shall be determined by public institutions in accordance with the rules of preservation determined by the head of the central records management institution, but it shall be confirmed following consultation with the head of the competent permanent records management institution in accordance with the procedures prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety: Provided, That in the case of a public institution falling under any subparagraph of Article 3, it shall be determined by the head of such public institution, except for the institutions prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) Where the head of a permanent records management institution requests to change a preservation period by unit assignments as he/she deems it especially necessary to fix a different preservation period in the process of consultation referred to in paragraph (3), the head of the relevant public institution shall reflect such request and correct the relevant matter in the table of standards for records management. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(5) A public institution shall publicly announce the names of the unit assignments that have been newly implemented in the previous year, or the preservation periods of which have been changed, explanation of duties of each unit assignment, preservation period of each unit assignment, etc. in the Official Gazette (referring to the public gazette in the case of a local government) or in the information and communications network, such as the website of the relevant institution immediately after the end of the arrangement period of records each year: Provided, That the Director of the National Intelligence Service may determine a separate scope of public announcement following consultation with the head of the central records management institution.
 Article 26 (Preservation Period)
(1) The preservation period of records shall be classified into permanent, semi-permanent, 30 years, 10 years, 5 years, 3 years, and 1 year, and the standards for fixing a preservation period shall be as shown in attached Table 1: Provided, That as for the Presidential records defined in Article 2 (1) of the Act on the Management of Presidential Archives and records concerning criminal investigations, trials, intelligence, and security, the head of the competent central administrative agency may determine a different classification of preservation period and the standards for fixing a preservation period following consultation with the head of the central records management institution. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(2) The preservation period of records shall be fixed by unit assignments: Provided, That the head of a permanent records management institution may personally determine the preservation period of any unit assignment the preservation period of which is deemed necessary to be fixed especially differently. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(3) The initial date in reckoning a preservation period shall be January 1 of the year following the year in which the date of completing the processing of records by unit assignments falls: Provided, That in the case of unit assignments which are to be processed over several years, the preservation period shall be counted from January 1 of the year following the year in which the date of concluding the relevant task falls. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
 Article 27 (Management by Classification as to Disclosure)
The records shall be classified by case according to whether or not to disclose them, and shall be managed using the registration information of records provided for in Article 20 (1).
 Article 28 (Management of Authority of Access)
(1) Pursuant to Article 19 (1) of the Act, public institutions shall establish and implement measures necessary for management by classifying the level of access to guarantee the integrity of the records created, received, and preserved and to systematically manage confidential records.
(2) The level of authority of access shall be set up by classifying the authority of access into the contents of records and the information on the list on the basis of records and people who access them.
(3) The head of a public institution or a records management institution shall manage the matters regarding access and attempt to access records having been created and preserved by the electronic records creation system, records management system, and permanent records management system, information on history, etc. In such cases, management information, such as access history and processing status, etc., shall be created automatically on the relevant system and shall not be freely corrected or deleted.
 Article 29 (Methods of Preservation)
(1) Records which have been created in non-electronic forms and are being preserved by a records management institution shall be preserved according to any of the following methods, and the classification standards by preservation method of records shall be as shown in attached Table 2: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26126, Mar. 3, 2015>
1. Method of preserving the original and preservation medium together;
2. Method of preserving the original as it is;
3. Method of preserving only a preservation medium after discarding the original.
(2) Where records are to be preserved according to the method referred to in paragraph (1) 3, they shall be recorded in a preservation medium according to the following classifications: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26126, Mar. 3, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 28303, Sep. 19, 2017>
1. Records the preservation period of which is not more than ten years: Electronic medium (referring to a storage device that can store electronic records, which is operated or linked by a device having information-processing capacity; hereinafter the same shall apply) for preservation, or microfilm;
2. Records the preservation period of which is at least 30 years: Microfilm.
(3) In the case of electronic records which have high preservation value, the head of a records management institution shall store and manage them in a preservation medium, such as microfilm, etc., which can be easily recognized with the naked eye.
 Article 30 (Places of Preservation)
(1) Records with a preservation period of up to ten years shall be preserved in the competent record repository or special record repository until the preservation period is terminated.
(2) Records with a preservation period of at least 30 years shall be transferred to the competent permanent records management institution for preservation: Provided, That any of the following records may be preserved in a record repository or special record repository: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014>
1. Records designated by the head of a permanent records management institution as not having high historical value;
2. Records of a public institution falling under any subparagraph of Article 3: Provided, That the records which are designated by the head of the competent permanent records management institution as deemed necessary to collect and preserve due to high preservation value on a national level shall be excluded therefrom.
(3) Where records preserved by a public institution fall under paragraph (2) 1 and the record repository or special record repository of such institution intends to continue managing them, it shall consult with the competent permanent records management institution.
 Article 31 (Designation of Records Subject to Retention)
(1) Notwithstanding Articles 32 and 40, the head of a division in charge may have the records files, which are designated as the records subject to retention, preserved by the division in charge during the retention period prescribed in the table of standards for records management.
(2) Where the retention period of records subject to retention is terminated, the head of a division in charge that preserves the records subject to retention shall transfer them to the record repository or special record repository within the following year.
(3) The head of a record repository or special record repository shall transfer to the competent permanent records management institution the records for which ten years have passed since the initial date in reckoning the preservation period and whose preservation period is not less than 30 years, among the records received pursuant to paragraph (2), within the following year after receiving them.
(4) Notwithstanding paragraph (3), the records of a public institution falling under any subparagraph of Article 3 shall be preserved by same public institution: Provided, That the records which are designated by a permanent records management institution as deemed necessary to collect and preserve due to high preservation value on a national level shall be transferred to the competent permanent records management institution.
SECTION 2 Records Management by Divisions in Charge
 Article 32 (Transfer of Records)
(1) Pursuant to Article 19 (2) of the Act, each public institution shall transfer the records of the public institution to the competent record repository or special record repository by the unit of records file after preserving them at each division in charge by up to two years from the initial date in reckoning a preservation period: Provided, That the records created through a duty management system shall be transferred to the record repository or special record repository by one year unit.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a public institution falling under any subparagraph of Article 3 shall transfer the records to a department designated by the head of the relevant public institution except for the public institutions which shall establish a record repository pursuant to Article 10 (1) 10 and 11.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), where no record repository or special record repository has been established or where it is necessary to frequently refer to the records during the performance of duties, the timing of the transfer may be extended by the unit of records file by up to ten years from the initial date in reckoning a preservation period.
(4) Where a public institution transfers electronic records, it shall examine the records subject to transfer so that their authenticity, integrity, etc. can be ensured, and shall transfer the records free from errors together with the information verifying the point of time when the administrative electronic signature and electronic records were presented to the relevant public institution (hereinafter referred to as "date stamping"). In such cases, the electronic medium, format, method, and data specification shall be determined by the head of the central records management institution. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 26126, Mar. 3, 2015>
(5) Where a public institution transfers non-electronic records, it shall submit them in a preservation box after sorting the records file subject to transfer by unit assignments as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, together with a transfer list. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
 Article 33 (Notification of Records Creation Status by Division in Charge)
Pursuant to Article 19 (6) of the Act, public institutions shall notify the status of records creation of the previous year to the head of the competent record repository or special record repository by May 31 of each year. In such cases, the notification of the status of records creation shall be made by submitting records registration information provided for in Articles 20 (1) and 23 (2) through electronic records creation system as determined by the head of the central records management institution. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
 Article 34 (Management of Registration Information by Electronic Records Creation System)
The electronic records creation system shall provide the functions to search and utilize information on the registration and classification of records and records files, and shall be equipped with the functions to generate and transmit transmission file information on the lists and electronic records files in a way determined by the head of the central records management institution when reporting the status of transfer and creation of records pursuant to Articles 32 and 33.
 Article 34-2 (Consultation, etc. in Advance for Establishment and Improvement of Electronic Records Creation System)
(1) The head of a central administrative agency (including agencies affiliated to the President and agencies affiliated to the Prime Minister; hereinafter the same shall apply) or an agency affiliated thereto, or a local government (hereafter referred to as “administrative agencies” in this Article) shall consult with the head of the central records management institution in advance when he/she intends to establish an electronic records creation system or improve the records management capability of an electronic records creation system.
(2) The head of the central records management institution shall examine the details of records management pursuant to each subparagraph of Article 20 (1) of the Act concerning the establishment or improvement of function of the electronic records creation system for which the head of an administrative agency has requested consultation pursuant to paragraph (1), and shall notify the head of the administrative agency of the examination result. In such cases, the head of the administrative agency shall reflect the examination result notified by the head of central records management institution.
(3) The head of the central records management institution shall inspect the records management capability, etc. of an electronic records creation system operated by an administrative agency, and when deemed necessary to supplement the electronic records creation system, he/she may request correction thereof to the head of the administrative agency. In such cases, the head of the administrative agency, upon receipt of such request, shall comply therewith except in extenuating circumstances.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014]
SECTION 3 Records Management by Record Repositories and Special Record Repositories
 Article 35 (Receipt of Records of Divisions in Charge)
(1) The record repository or special record repository shall receive records subject to transfer from the relevant public institution and the institution to which they belong, and shall manage them.
(2) Where a record repository or special record repository receives electronic records, it shall go through the process of verifying the authenticity of the electronic records, such as the verification of administrative electronic signature, and shall perform quality inspection, such as inspection on errors in meta data, scanning for computer viruses, etc.
(3) Where a record repository or special record repository receives records created in a non-electronic form, it shall go through the process of examining the identicalness between the original and the list, checking of physical condition, etc.
(4) Where the head of a record repository or special record repository discovers deficiencies or errors during the course of verifying the authenticity of records, quality inspection, and examination conducted pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3), he/she shall notify the division in charge that has requested the transfer, and the division in charge shall transfer them again after correcting and complementing such deficiencies or errors.
(5) Upon completion of the receiving procedures, the head of a record repository or special record repository shall notify the result thereof to the relevant division in charge, and the division in charge shall preserve the electronic records that have been transferred until it is notified of the result of completion of receipt.
(6) The head of a division in charge who is notified of the result of completion of receipt under paragraph (5) shall delete or destroy the relevant electronic records in a way that they cannot be physically restored: Provided, That where it is necessary to refer to the relevant electronic records in performing duties, the division in charge may utilize them after taking measures through which they can be confirmed as copies, instead of deleting or destroying them. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(7) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) through (6), a public institution falling under any subparagraph of Article 3 may determine and implement separate procedures for receipt and examination of records. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
 Article 36 (Preservation of Electronic Records by Record Repositories and Special Record Repositories)
(1) Where the receipt of electronic records which should be preserved for at least ten years is completed, the head of a record repository or special record repository shall convert such electronic records from their original data formats into document preservation formats and long-term preservation formats, within one year after the result of completion of receipt is notified pursuant to Article 35 (5), as determined by the head of the central records management institution. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016>
(2) Where the head of a record repository or special record repository converts any records into a long-term preservation format referred to in paragraph (1), he/she shall issue them an administrative electronic signature and date stamping: Provided, That in the case of electronic records created by an institution that uses a non-administrative electronic signature, he/she shall issue a non-administrative electronic signature and date stamping after consulting with the head of the central records management institution. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(3) Where the head of a record repository or special record repository intends to transfer electronic records to a permanent records management institution, he/she shall reconvert them into a long-term preservation format which includes the management information metadata.
(4) The types and specification of equipment, device, etc. in which electronic records are to be stored shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(5) The head of a record repository or special record repository shall store electronic records by a method or in a form which can maintain the authenticity, availability, etc., and shall formulate and implement a plan for protecting the electronic records from unauthorized access, discard, etc.
(6) The head of a record repository or special record repository shall prepare a backup function and restoration function in order to prevent the loss of electronic records.
(7) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) through (6), a public institution falling under any subparagraph of Article 3 may determine a separate method of preserving electronic records. In such cases, the head of the relevant public institution shall take measures to ensure the authenticity and availability of electronic records.
 Article 37 (Electronic Management of Records Created in Non-Electronic Forms among Records Preserved by Record Repositories and Special Record Repositories)
The head of a record repository or special record repository may establish and implement a digitization plan for the electronic management of records created in a non-electronic form and the expansion of records information service.
 Article 38 (Management of Libraries in Record Repositories and Special Record Repositories)
(1) In order to preserve and manage records safely pursuant to Article 30 of the Act, the head of a record repository or special record repository shall take necessary measures, such as maintenance of the preservation environment, establishment and implementation of security measures and plans against disasters, etc.
(2) Records shall be placed in a library after sorting according to the forms of records, divisions in charge, etc., and the detailed method of arrangement shall be determined by the head of the relevant record repository or special record repository.
(3) As for the records being preserved, the head of a record repository or special record repository shall check the inventory and conditions of such records according to the standards prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
 Article 39 (Storage of Records in Preservation Media by Record Repositories and Special Record Repositories)
(1) Where the head of a record repository or special record repository intends to store records being preserved (excluding the cases where the records, the preservation place of which is a permanent records management institution, are preserved in a record repository or a special record repository before they are transferred to a permanent records management institution, as prescribed in the main sentence of Article 30 (2)) in a preservation medium, he/she shall follow the methods prescribed in Article 29 (excluding paragraph (1) 2 of the same Article). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26126, Mar. 3, 2015>
(2) The types and specification of preservation media in which records are stored pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) Where a record repository or special record repository manages records by storing them in a preservation medium, it shall issue a management number to each preservation medium according to the method determined by the head of the permanent records management institution.
 Article 40 (Transfer of Records under Control of Record Repositories and Special Record Repositories)
(1) Pursuant to Article 19 of the Act, the head of a record repository or special record repository shall transfer records with a preservation period of at least 30 years to the competent permanent records management institution in accordance with the schedule presented by permanent records management institution in the year following the year in which ten years pass from the initial date in reckoning the preservation period: Provided, That when intending to extend the time frame for transfer for a fixed period due to any extenuating circumstance, he/she shall obtain approval from the head of the competent permanent records management institution by not later than one month before the date set for the transfer. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016>
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the records of a public institution falling under any subparagraph of Article 3 shall be preserved by the relevant public institution: Provided, That records that have been designated by a permanent records management institution as having high preservation value on a national level shall be transferred to the competent permanent records management institution.
(3) Where the head of a record repository or special record repository intends to transfer electronic records pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she shall examine the records subject to transfer so that the authenticity, integrity, accountability, and availability can be ensured, and shall transfer the electronic records free from errors after attaching administrative electronic signature verifying the authenticity and date stamping. In such cases, the electronic medium for transfer, format, method, and data specification shall be determined by the head of the central records management institution. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014>
(4) Where the head of a record repository or special record repository intends to transfer non-electronic records pursuant to paragraph (1), he/she shall put them into a preservation box and submit it together with a transfer list as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
 Article 41 (Extension of Time Frame for Transfer of Confidential Records under Control of Special Record Repository)
(1) Where the head of a special record repository intends to extend the time frame for transfer of confidential records under his/her control pursuant to Article 19 (4) and (5) of the Act, he/she shall notify the head of the central records management institution of the extended time frame of the transfer, reason, etc.
(2) Where the confidential records being preserved by a special record repository pursuant to Article 19 (4) and (5) of the Act are reclassified as records subject to disclosure pursuant to Article 35 (2) of the Act, the head of the special record repository shall notify the head of the central records management institution of the relevant list within three months from the date on which they are reclassified, and the relevant records shall be transferred on the day designated by the head of the central records management institution.
(3) Where the head of a special record repository intends to extend the time frame for transfer after the lapse of 30 years from the initial date of reckoning in preservation period pursuant to Article 19 (4) of the Act, he/she shall request the head of the central records management institution for the extension thereof, stating the relevant records, extended period of time, and the detailed reason for the extension by no later than six months before the year in which the transfer is scheduled.
(4) Where the Director of the National Intelligence Service intends to separately determine the time frame for transfer of records related to intelligence duty, he/she shall consult with the head of the central records management institution about the relevant records, reason, transfer time, etc.
 Article 42 (Notification of Records Creation)
(1) Pursuant to Article 19 (6) of the Act, the head of a record repository or special record repository shall notify the head of the competent permanent records management institution of the records created during the previous year by not later than August 31 each year: Provided, That a public institution falling under any subparagraph of Article 3, except for the agencies prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, shall not notify such records creation to the competent permanent records management institution but shall manage it directly. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) Records creation under paragraph (1) shall be notified by submitting the registration information of records referred to in Article 20 (1) through the records management system, as prescribed by the head of the central records management institution: Provided, That where any confidential information in the fields of security and intelligence is likely to be leaked, some of registration information thereof may be omitted before submission after consultation with the head of the central records management institution. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2), where it is impracticable to notify records creation through the records management system, a different method of notification may be chosen after consultation with the head of the competent permanent records management institution. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016>
 Article 43 (Evaluation and Discard of Records under Control of Record Repository and Special Record Repository)
(1) As for the records the preservation period of which has expired among the records being preserved by a record repository or special record repository, the head of the record repository or special record repository shall redetermine their preservation period, or classify them into postponement or discard, taking into consideration opinions from the department which has created them pursuant to Article 27 (1) of the Act and the results of examination by specialists in records management pursuant to Article 41 (1) of the Act (referring to specialists in records management who work for the relevant record repository or special record repository), and following deliberation by the Records Evaluation Council referred to in paragraph (5). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 28303, Sep. 19, 2017>
(2) As for the semi-permanent records provided for in Article 30 (2) 1, the head of a record repository or special record repository shall, after the expiration of 70 years (50 years in cases of the homogeneous and multiple records having low preservation value) from the date their preservation period commences, evaluate the preservation value of such records, and redetermine them as permanent records or classify them into postponement or discard, taking into account the opinions, examination and deliberation under paragraph (1), through consultation with the competent permanent records management institution. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016>
(3) Where the head of a record repository or special record repository intends to discard the original records and preserve only a medium on which such records are stored pursuant to Article 29 (1) 3, he/she may discard the original records, taking into consideration opinions from the department which has created such records and the results of examination by specialists in records management, and following deliberation by the Records Evaluation Council pursuant to paragraph (1): Provided, That as for the records which should be preserved for at least 30 years, the original records thereof may, after three years lapse from the date such records are stored on a preservation medium, be discarded in consideration of opinions from the department which has created such records and the results of examination by specialists in records management, and following deliberation by the Records Evaluation Council and the Committee, pursuant to paragraph (1). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26126, Mar. 3, 2015; Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016>
(4) The head of a permanent records management institution may select the original records worthy of preservation among those to be discarded pursuant to paragraph (3) and preserve them, following consultation with the head of the relevant record repository or special record repository. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016>
(5) The head of a public institution shall organize and operate a Records Evaluation Council to evaluate and discard records being preserved by a record repository under the jurisdiction of the public institution or a special record repository; and the Records Evaluation Council shall consist of not more than five private-sector specialist members and its subordinate public official members who are deemed qualified for the evaluation of the preservation value of records, including at least two private-sector specialist members: Provided, That in cases of a public institution that creates records on unification, diplomacy, security, criminal investigations, intelligence, etc., at least one private-sector specialist member may be included therein. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28303, Sep. 19, 2017>
SECTION 4 Records Management by Permanent Records Management Institutions
 Article 44 (Receipt of Records by Record Repository and Special Record Repository)
(1) The head of a permanent records management institution shall establish and implement a plan for the next year to collect records, including the schedule of transfer by public institution, records subject to transfer, etc. by November 30 of each year.
(2) Where a permanent records management institution receives electronic records, it shall take procedures for verifying authenticity including the verification, etc. of administrative electronic signatures and conduct a quality inspection, such as the examination of errors in metadata, computer virus, etc. In such cases, the examination of computer virus shall be conducted in such a way that the first examination shall be conducted at the time of receipt and the second examination shall be conducted after preserving them in isolation for a fixed period of time.
(3) Where the head of a permanent records management institution receives non-electronic records, he/she shall take examination procedures, such as examining whether the original and list correspond to each other, checking physical status, etc.
(4) Where the head of a permanent records management institution discovers deficiencies or errors during the process of confirming authenticity, quality inspection, and examination process under paragraph (2) or (3), he/she shall immediately notify the head of the public institution that has requested such transfer thereof, and the head of the relevant public institution shall retransfer them after correcting and supplementing such deficiencies or errors.
(5) Upon completion of the receiving procedure, the head of a permanent records management institution shall notify the relevant public institution of the result thereof, and the public institution shall preserve the transferred electronic records until it is notified of the result of completion of the receipt.
(6) A public institution which receives the result of the completion of receipt pursuant to paragraph (5) shall delete or destroy the relevant electronic records in a way that they cannot be restored physically. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
 Article 45 (Consultation on Extension of Time Frame for Transfer of Confidential Records under Control of Special Record Repository and Transfer thereof)
(1) Where the head of the central records management institution is requested by a special repository to extend the time frame for transfer or is discussing the time frame for transfer time pursuant to Article 41 (3) or (4), he/she shall determine whether to extend it, the transfer time, etc. after deliberation by the Committee.
(2) The head of the central records management institution shall establish a plan for transferring the records which become subject to transfer due to such reasons as the lapse of time for transfer pursuant to (1), reclassification as to the disclosure of them pursuant to Article 35 (2) of the Act, etc. among the confidential records under the control of a special record repository, and shall notify it to the relevant institution.
 Article 46 (Preservation and Management of Electronic Records by Permanent Records Management Institutions)
(1) The head of a permanent records management institution shall establish and implement necessary measures for the efficient transfer of electronic records created by public institutions and for the safe preservation and management of electronic records being preserved. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(2) A permanent records management institution shall verify management information meta data, administrative electronic signatures (including non-administrative electronic signatures), date stamping, etc. and shall periodically convert a long-term preservation format so that the authenticity, integrity, accountability, and availability of electronic records can be ensured. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(3) A permanent records management institution shall store electronic records in a manner or form by which the authenticity, availability, etc. can be maintained, and shall formulate and implement measures to protect them from unauthorized access, discard, etc.
(4) A permanent records management institution shall establish and implement an electronic recovery system of data, recording media, systems, etc. to prevent any loss of electronic records caused by various disasters, etc. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(5) The head of the central records management institution shall formulate and implement measures for collecting and utilizing technical information of electronic records for a long-term preservation of the electronic records, and managerial measures for the long-term verification of the administrative electronic signatures (including non-administrative electronic signatures) of the electronic records being preserved. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014>
 Article 47 (Electronic Management of Records Created in Non-Electronic Forms among Records Preserved by Permanent Records Management Institutions)
(1) In order to expand records information service, the head of a permanent records management institution shall establish and implement a plan for digitalization of records created in a non-electronic form among the records being preserved.
(2) The head of the central records management institution shall prepare and publicly announce the standards, etc. necessary for the electronic management of records created in a non-electronic form and for the linkage and utilization of digitalized records among records management institutions.
 Article 48 (Management of Libraries of Permanent Records Management Institutions)
(1) For the safe preservation and management of records, the head of a permanent records management institutions shall take necessary measures, such as the maintenance of the preservation environment and the establishment and implementation of security measures and plans against disasters.
(2) Records shall be sorted according to the forms of records, institutions that have created records, preservation period, etc. and shall be arranged in a library according to the classification system determined by the head of a permanent records management institution. In such cases, the detailed method of arrangement shall be determined by the head of a permanent records management institution.
(3) As for the records being preserved, the head of a permanent records management institution shall check the inventory and conditions of such records according to the standards determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
 Article 49 (Storage in Preservation Media by Permanent Records Management Institutions)
(1) Where the head of a permanent records management institution intends to store the records being preserved in a preservation medium, he/she shall follow the methods prescribed in Article 29 (excluding paragraph (1) 2 of the same Article). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 26126, Mar. 3, 2015>
(2) The types and specification of preservation media in which records are stored pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) Where a permanent records management institution manages records by storing them in a preservation medium, it shall issue a management number by preservation medium. In such cases, the form of management number shall be determined by the head of a permanent records management institution.
 Article 50 (Examination of Conditions of Records Preserved by Permanent Records Management Institutions)
(1) As for the records being preserved, the head of a permanent records management institution shall conduct examinations of the conditions of records and preservation media and shall take necessary measures, such as restoration and storage in the preservation media, depending upon the results thereof.
(2) Where the conditions of electronic records are examined, the periodic examination of the usability, probability of damage, etc. of electronic files stored in a storage device, checking of the storage device for defects, etc. shall be conducted.
(3) Where any error is discovered through an examination of conditions conducted under paragraph (2), such error shall be rectified immediately. In such cases, the details of the measures taken to deal with the error shall be managed, and in cases where re-storage is conducted in a long-term preservation format, administrative electronic signatures and date stamping thereto shall be added for management.
(4) The examination of the conditions of records created in non-electronic forms shall be conducted by examining the materials of, and degree of damage to, the records, and the results thereof shall be classified into three grades according to the standards for examination of conditions of records provided for in attached Table 3.
 Article 51 (Restoration of Records by Permanent Records Management Institutions)
(1) Pursuant to Article 50 (4), the head of a permanent records management institution shall restore records that are deemed to have high historical or evidential value from among the records determined as grade 3 in the degree of damage provided for in attached Table 3.
(2) Where records are restored pursuant to paragraph (1), necessary measures shall be taken to minimize deformation of records.
 Article 52 (Duplicated Preservation of Important Records)
(1) Pursuant to Article 21 (2) of the Act, the head of a permanent records management institution shall submit reproductions of preservation media made by such institution during the previous year by August 31 each year. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(2) The head of a record repository or special record repository shall submit the list of records stored in preservation media made by the relevant repository during the previous year by August 31 each year. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(3) The head of the central records management institution shall sort the records necessary for duplicated preservation from among the lists collected pursuant to paragraph (2) and notify the relevant record repository or special record repository of the reproductions of preservation media and the time of delivery by October 31 each year. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
 Article 53 (Evaluation and Discard of Records by Permanent Records Management Institutions)
(1) Upon expiration of the preservation period of records the preservation period of which is not less than 30 years, the head of a permanent records management institution shall evaluate the preservation value of the relevant records, and redetermine the preservation period or classify them into postponement or discard. In such cases, the preservation value of the records classified as those for postponement shall be re-evaluated every five years.
(2) The head of a permanent records management institution shall evaluate the preservation value of semi-permanent records preserved in such institution after a lapse of 70 years from the initial date in reckoning the preservation period, and redetermine such semi-permanent records as permanent records or classify them into postponement or discard: Provided, That the semi-permanent records having low preservation value, from among the large quantity of records of the same kind, may be evaluated after a lapse of 50 years from the initial date in reckoning the preservation period. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(3) The head of a permanent records management institution shall re-evaluate the preservation value of the records classified as those for postponement among the records evaluated pursuant to paragraph (2) every ten years from the evaluation date thereof. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(4) The results of records evaluation conducted pursuant to paragraphs (1) through (3) shall be confirmed and implemented in consideration of opinions of institutions which have created them and through deliberation by the Records Evaluation Council provided for in Article 54. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(5) Where any record with a preservation period of at least 30 years falls under any of the following subparagraphs, the head of a permanent records management institution may discard them through the process provided for in paragraph (6): <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014>
1. Where the need for preservation is deemed extinct due to a change, etc. in the preservation period of the relevant record according to the table of standards for records management;
2. Where the relevant records are stored in a preservation medium for a backup because the restoration is impossible due to serious physical damage to the records.
(6) Where a record referred to in each subparagraph of paragraph (5) is to be discarded, it shall be subject to the consultation with the institution which has created it and the deliberation by the Records Evaluation Council under Article 54 and the Committee. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
 Article 54 (Records Evaluation Council)
(1) The head of a permanent records management institution shall organize and operate the Records Evaluation Council.
(2) The Records Evaluation Council shall consist of not more than seven members including civil experts, competent public officials, etc., who are qualified for the evaluation of records. In such cases, the number of civilian specialists shall be at least three.
(3) Other detailed matters concerning the composition and operation of the Records Evaluation Council shall be determined by the head of a permanent records management institution.
SECTION 5 Management Procedures of Other Tangible Records
 Article 55 (Management of Publications)
(1) The registration of publications pursuant to Article 22 (1) of the Act may be omitted for any of the following publications:
1. Records registered pursuant to Article 20;
2. Publications determined by the head of a permanent records management institution as having low preservation and utilization value;
3. Publications issued by a public institution falling under any subparagraph of Article 3.
(2) The registration number of publications shall consist of the mark of a permanent records management institution, institution code of an institution which issues the publication (including the administrative agency code determined by the Minister of the Interior and Safety), registration serial number, and publication type classification mark, and the mark of a permanent records management institution records and publication type classification mark shall be determined by the head of the central records management institution. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) In principle, the mark of a publication registration number provided for in Article 22 (2) of the Act shall be placed on the top left corner of the front cover of a publication in an easily recognizable size, indicating "publication registration number" and marking the publication registration number thereunder.
(4) The head of a public institution shall send the registered publications (including publications not falling under paragraph (1) 1 or 2 among the publications in paragraph (1) 3) to the competent record repository or special record repository and the competent permanent records management institution and the central records management institution pursuant to Article 22 (2) of the Act by not later than 15 days after the publication thereof. In such cases, where any electronic file of publication which is published in a non-electronic form exists, it shall be sent together.
(5) The head of a records management institution may discard all copies of a publication received pursuant to paragraph (4) except for one copy for preservation, where such publication becomes useless. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
 Article 56 (Timing for Transfer of Audio-Visual Records)
Pursuant to Article 23 of the Act, public institutions shall transfer the audio-visual records which have a preservation period of not less than 30 years to the competent permanent records management institutions before five years lapse from the initial date in reckoning the preservation period: Provided, That in cases of a public institution equipped with a library and management equipment meeting the standards for preservation facilities and equipment of audio-visual records provided for in attached Table 6, or where the extension of time frame for transfer is deemed necessary due to any extenuating circumstances, the time frame for transfer may be extended up to ten years from the initial date in reckoning the preservation period.
 Article 57 (Management of Documentary Art Records)
(1) The scope of documentary art records that a public institution has to manage pursuant to Article 24 of the Act shall be as listed in attached Table 4.
(2) Where a public institution has created, received, or acquired any documentary art records referred to in paragraph (1), it shall create and manage a management number and registration number in accordance with the method determined by the head of the central records management institution, and shall submit the relevant list and registration information when reporting on the creation status pursuant to Articles 33 and 42.
(3) Where any documentary art records have high preservation value from among the documentary art records the creation status of which has been reported, the head of a permanent records management institution shall designate and manage them as documentary art records subject to transfer.
(4) When any grounds occur for the transfer of the documentary art records designated as those subject to transfer pursuant to paragraph (3), the public institution shall transfer them to the permanent records management institution, and the timing for transfer by type of documentary art records shall be as listed in attached Table 5.
(5) Where necessary for the purposes of utilization for performance of duty, exhibition, etc., the head of a public institution may extend the time frame for transfer of the documentary art records the timing for transfer of which has arrived or use the documentary art records being preserved by the permanent records management institution by borrowing them, after consultation with the head of the competent permanent records management institution. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22508, Nov. 30, 2010>
(6) Where any documentary art records which are not designated as those subject to transfer under paragraph (3) fall under any of the following cases, a public institution may discard such documentary art records after undergoing the procedures provided for in Article 43 (1): <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
1. Where the necessity for permanent preservation is deemed disappeared due to the changes in administrative, historical, cultural, or artistic value;
2. Where the restoration is impossible due to serious physical damage.
SECTION 6 Management of Records of Closed Institutions and Compensation for Retrieved Records
 Article 58 (Management of Records of Closed Institutions)
(1) The transfer of records prescribed in the proviso to Article 25 (1) of the Act shall be conducted as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28303, Sep. 19, 2017>
1. Where a State agency or a local government agency is converted into a public institution prescribed in Article 3, pursuant to Article 25 (1) 1 of the Act: the head of such agency shall transfer records with at least 30 years of preservation period to the competent permanent records management institution during the year following the year in which ten years have elapsed from the initial date in reckoning the preservation period;
2. Where a State agency or a local government agency is converted into a civilian institution pursuant to Article 25 (1) 1 of the Act: the head of such agency shall transfer all records to the competent permanent records management institution without delay;
3. Where a public institution prescribed in Article 3 is converted into a civilian institution pursuant to Article 25 (1) 2 of the Act: the head of such institution shall transfer records with at least 30 years of preservation period which are designated by the head of the competent permanent records management institution to the permanent records management institution without delay.
(2) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 28303, Sep. 19, 2017>
(3) Where a department that has been operating in a public institution is closed and no department succeeds to its affairs, the head of the relevant public institution shall transfer all of its records to the record repository or special record repository without delay. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(4) The head of a public institution that is to be closed pursuant to Article 25 (2) of the Act shall notify the central records management institution of the transfer plan before it commences the procedure for transferring records, and the head of the institution that succeeds to the closing public institution shall notify the central records management institution of the result of the process upon completion of procedures for taking over the records. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
 Article 59 (Standards for Compensation of Retrieved Records)
The compensation under the latter part of Article 26 (1) of the Act shall be the amount appraised by a specialized appraisal and assessment institution; however, the head of the central records management institution shall determine it after deliberation by the Committee in cases where no specialized appraisal and assessment institute exists.
SECTION 7 Standards, etc. for Facilities and Management of Records Management Institutions
 Article 60 (Standards for Preservation Facilities, Equipment, and Environment of Records Management Institutions)
(1) The standards for preservation facilities and equipment that a records management institution shall prepare pursuant to Article 28 of the Act shall be as listed in attached Table 6.
(2) Pursuant to Article 28 (2) of the Act, the head of a records management institution shall notify the central records management institution of the status of facilities, equipment, and environment by May 31 of each year, and the head of the central records management institution shall continuously manage whether the standards for facilities, equipment, and environment of a records management institution are observed.
 Article 61 (Enactment, Amendment, etc. of Specifications of Recording Media and Materials)
(1) Where the head of the central records management institution intends to enact, amend, or abolish the specifications of recording media and materials pursuant to Article 29 (2) of the Act, such decision shall undergo the deliberation by the Committee. In such cases, the expert committee may be requested to deliberate on the matters concerning the standard in advance.
(2) The head of the central records management institution shall publicly announce the specifications confirmed pursuant to paragraph (1) in the official gazette or through information and communications network.
(3) The authentication of the specifications of a recording medium, material, etc. shall be conducted by the central records management institution; however, part or all of the duty to authenticate them may be performed by entrusting to an authorized institution for specialized test and inspection, in cases where specialized tests are needed. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
 Article 62 (Measures against Disaster and Security Control of Records)
Pursuant to Article 30 of the Act, the head of a records management institution shall establish and implement security measures by classifying them by the persons with access permit, preservation facilities, computer equipment, records, etc., and shall establish and implement a plan against disasters for records, including the order of priority for evacuation of records, safety regulations for persons on duty, etc.
SECTION 8 Evaluation and Inspection of Management Conditions of Records
 Article 63 (Evaluation of Management Conditions of Records)
(1) The head of the central records management institution shall establish and implement a plan for appraisal of management conditions of records of public institutions by January 31 each year following deliberation by the Committee, and shall notify the relevant public institutions of the items, indexes, etc. of the appraisal in advance. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(2) The head of a Si/Gun/Gu (referring to the head of an autonomous Gu) and the head of a district office of education provided for in Article 34 of the Local Education Autonomy Act shall submit a report on management conditions of records of the relevant institution for the previous year by the end of February each year to the competent Special Metropolitan City Mayor, Metropolitan City Mayor, Do Governor, or a Special Self-Governing Province Governor (hereinafter referred to as "Mayor/Do Governor") or to the superintendent of the office of education of the competent Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan City, Do, or Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "superintendent of City/Do office of eduction"). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 25375, Jun. 11, 2014>
(3) The head of a central administrative agency, a Mayor/Do Governor, or the superintendent of a City/Do office of eduction shall submit a report on management conditions of records of the relevant agency for the previous year including the management conditions of records received pursuant to paragraph (2) to the head of the central records management institution by March 31 each year. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(4) Where it is necessary to appraise the management conditions of records of a public institution falling under any subparagraph of Article 3, the head of the central records management institution may request the head of the relevant public institution to submit a report on management conditions of records for the previous year. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(5) The head of the central records management institution shall appraise the management conditions of records reported each year pursuant to paragraphs (3) and (4) and submit a report on the results of such appraisal to the State Council after deliberation of the Committee, and shall publicly announce the results thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
 Article 64 (Measures for Confirmation and Inspection of Management Conditions of Records)
Where any correction is deemed necessary as a result of the inspection of the management conditions of records of a public institution pursuant to Article 19 (7) of the Act, the head of the central records management institution may request the head of such public institution to take necessary measures.
CHAPTER VI (Article 65) DELETED.
CHAPTER VII MANAGEMENT OF CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS
 Article 66 (Library, etc. Exclusive for Management of Confidential Records)
(1) Pursuant to Article 32 of the Act, the head of a records management institution shall establish and administer an exclusive library, facilities, equipment, etc. to manage confidential records.
(2) The management personnel exclusively responsible for confidential records referred to in Article 32 of the Act shall be security cleared. In such cases, the person who holds the authority for granting security clearance shall request the Director of the National Intelligence Service for the necessary security measures, such as investigation of reliability, security education, etc. of the management personnel exclusively responsible for confidential records in order to prevent any leakage or outflow of secrets.
(3) The head of a records management institution shall establish and implement the security measures determined by the Director of the National Intelligence Service lest secrets should leak in the course of handling confidential records and information on the management of confidential records, and the Director of the National Intelligence Service may check it.
 Article 67 (Application of Preservation Period of Confidential Records)
(1) The preservation period of the original of confidential records referred to Article 33 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "confidential records") shall be determined by the unit of records file or case; however, it shall be governed by the preservation period given to the unit assignment provided for in the table of standards for records management under Article 25 (2).
(2) Where the protection period of confidential records are changed, the preservation period shall be redetermined for a period of time longer than the changed protection period.
 Article 68 (Transfer of Confidential Records)
(1) The confidential records that have been created by a public institution pursuant to Article 33 (1) of the Act shall be transferred to the record repository or special record repository when any of the following causes occur:
1. Where they are reclassified as an ordinary document;
2. Where the period of protection of confidentiality is terminated by a written advance notice;
3. Where 30 years pass since the creation thereof.
(2) The head of a record repository or special record repository shall transfer the confidential records the preservation period of which is not less than 30 years from among the records received pursuant to paragraph (1) in accordance with the schedule determined by the relevant permanent records management institution within the year following the year in which they are received: Provided, That as for the received records for which ten years have not passed from the initial date in reckoning the preservation period, they shall be preserved by the record repository or record repository for the remaining period of time.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2), a public institution falling under any subparagraph of Article 3 shall preserve records directly: Provided, That as for the records designated by a permanent records management institution for their high preservation value on a national level, they shall be transferred to the competent permanent records management institution.
(4) Confidential records that have not been created in an electronic form shall be transferred pursuant to Article 33 (2) of the Act by putting them inside a sealed envelope by case or volume.
(5) The procedures for the transfer of confidential records that have been reclassified as an ordinary document shall be subject to Article 32 or 40. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(6) The head of a permanent records management institution may reclassify the records falling under any of the following subparagraphs from among the confidential records managed by the institution:
1. Confidential records for which 30 years have passed from the initial date in reckoning the preservation period: Provided, That as for confidential records for which the period of protection of confidentiality remains in accordance with a written advance notice, approval from the institution that has created such records shall be obtained;
2. Where the institution that has created such records is closed and the period of protection of confidentiality of the confidential records is terminated while it is unclear which institution will be succeeding to its functions.
 Article 69 (Management of Table of Standards for Records Management concerning Confidential Information)
Where any confidential contents are included in the unit assignment provided for in the table of standards for records management under Article 25, the relevant public institution shall designate such unit assignment as confidential and manage it separately so that the contents thereof are not revealed pursuant to Article 18 of the Act.
 Article 70 (Arrangement of Declassified Records)
(1) Where any confidential records have been declassified as an ordinary document, the relevant public institution shall manage them by filing them in the records file created in the relevant unit assignment provided for in the table of standards for records management: Provided, That where no relevant records file exists or where separate management by unit of individual records is necessary, such confidential records may be deemed as a records file and managed accordingly.
(2) Where any confidential records have been reclassified as an ordinary document, the head of the relevant public institution or records management institution shall manage them by classifying them by whether they are subject to disclosure pursuant to Article 9 (1) of the Official Information Disclosure Act or Article 35 of the Act.
 Article 71 (Management of Status of Creation of Confidential Records)
(1) Pursuant to Article 34 of the Act, the head of a public institution shall notify the head of the competent record repository or special record repository of the current status of the creation, declassification, and reclassification of confidential records for the previous year in the form prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety by May 31 of each year, and the head of the record repository or special record repository shall notify the head of the competent permanent records management institution by August 31 of each year. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) The head of a public institution shall prepare and manage a list of confidential records included in the current status of creation referred to in paragraph (1) in the form prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, and shall notify the head of the competent record repository or special record repository of the list by May 31 of the year following the year when three years pass since it has been created. In such cases, where any confidential information is included in the title of the list of confidential records, he/she may submit the list after deleting the relevant information. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) The head of a record repository or special record repository shall notify the head of the competent permanent records management institution of the records with a preservation period of at least 30 years in the list of confidential records notified pursuant to paragraph (2) by August 31 of each year. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(4) The head of the central records management institution may request the heads of local records management institutions to notify the current status of the creation, declassification, and reclassification of confidential records relating to the affairs delegated by the State whose preservation period is at least 30 years.
(5) The head of a permanent records management institution shall store and manage the list of confidential records separately in a computer equipment exclusive for confidential records from among information relating to the current status of creation, declassification, and reclassification notified pursuant to Article 34 of the Act. In such cases, the relevant list shall be managed as confidential until the protection period of the relevant records terminates.
CHAPTER VIII DISCLOSURE, PERUSAL, AND UTILIZATION OF RECORDS
 Article 72 (Classification as to Whether Records are to be Disclosed)
(1) Where a public institution reclassifies whether records are to be disclosed pursuant to Article 35 (1) of the Act and transfers them to the competent records management institution, it shall classify whether records are to be disclosed by unit of case or by page and submit the reasons for non-disclosure in the case of confidential records. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016>
(2) The head of a records management institution shall manage the records being preserved in the relevant management by classifying them according to whether to be disclosed.
(3) The head of a public institution who needs to extend the period for non-disclosure pursuant to Article 35 (4) of the Act shall submit the time frame, reason, etc. for the extension to the head of the competent permanent records management institution by the end of the previous year of the year in which 30 years pass from the initial date in reckoning the preservation period of the relevant confidential records.
(4) Where a public institution submits an opinion to keep confidentiality in response to the request for its opinion as to whether to disclose pursuant to Article 35 (5) of the Act, the opinion shall include the reason for non-disclosure and the time frame for possible disclosure, etc. In such cases, when an institution that has created the records is inquired of its opinion by a request for disclosure of information, it shall submit its opinion within seven days.
(5) The head of a records management institution shall post a list of records to be disclosed pursuant to Article 35 of the Act on the website, etc. of the competent records management institution. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016>
 Article 73 (Procedures for Restricted Access to Confidential Records)
(1) Where a person intends to inspect confidential records pursuant to Article 37 (1) of the Act, he/she shall file an application for the access to confidential records, stating the following matters: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
1. Name, resident registration number, affiliation, address, and contact information (referring to telephone number, email address, etc.) of the applicant;
2. Records subject to the application for access and purpose of the application;
3. Consent to the use of such records only for the purpose stated in the application for access.
(2) The head of a permanent records management institution may request the related data that can verify the purpose of application.
(3) The head of a permanent records management institution shall determine whether restricted access is available and notify the applicant thereof within ten days from the date of application: Provided, That where consideration of an opinion from the institution that has created the records and deliberation by the Records Disclosure Council established under Article 38 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "Records Disclosure Council"), etc. are necessary, he/she may postpone the determination of restricted access up to ten days. In such cases, the head of the permanent records management institution shall notify the applicant of such fact.
(4) Where an applicant has an objection to the determination of a permanent records management institution, he/she may submit an application for re-examination within seven days and the head of the permanent records management institution shall make re-determination at a meeting of the Records Disclosure Council within seven days.
(5) An application for access or for reexamination under paragraphs (1) and (4) shall be filed in the form prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
 Article 74 (Composition of Records Disclosure Council)
(1) Four members of the Records Disclosure Council shall be commissioned from among civilians and three members shall be appointed from among affiliated public officials.
(2) The chairperson of the Records Disclosure Council shall be commissioned by the head of a permanent records management institution from among the civilian members.
(3) Meetings of the Records Disclosure Council shall be called at the request of the head of a permanent records management institution, held with the attendance of a majority of all the incumbent members, and pass resolutions with the consent of a majority of the members present.
(4) The head of a permanent records management institution may pay allowances, travel expenses, and other necessary expenses within budgetary limits to the commissioned members of the Records Disclosure Council.
(5) Other matters necessary for the operation of the Records Disclosure Council shall be determined by the chairperson after a resolution of the Records Disclosure Council.
 Article 74-2 (On-line Search and Inspection of Preserved Records)
The head of any permanent records management institution may provide on-line services so that public institutions can directly search and inspect records preserved by the relevant institution.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28303, Sep. 19, 2017]
CHAPTER IX STANDARDIZATION AND SPECIALIZATION OF RECORDS MANAGEMENT
 Article 75 (Procedures for Enactment, Amendment, and Abolition of Records Management Standards)
(1) The head of the central records management institution shall devise a standardization plan for enactment and implementation of records management standards relating to the matters specified in subparagraphs of Article 39 of the Act, and shall prepare proposals for enactment, revision, and abolishment of the standards.
(2) The plans for the enactment, amendment, and abolishment of the records management standards provided for in paragraph (1) shall undergo a deliberation by the Committee after hearing the opinions of the interested persons by making public announcement of the contents thereof in the official gazette or on the Internet homepage, etc. for 20 days. In order to assist the deliberation of the Committee, the head of the central records management institution may request the expert committee of the Committee related to records management standards to make prior deliberation. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(3) Where the matters concerning the records management standards that have been deliberated upon by the Committee pursuant to paragraph (2) becomes subject to follow the procedures for the enactment, amendment, and abolition of the records management standards prescribed by other Act, the head of the central records management institution shall make them follow the procedures prescribed by such Act.
(4) The plans for the enactment, amendment, and abolition of the records management standards that have been deliberated upon pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3) shall be publicly announced in the official gazette or on the Internet homepage, etc. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
 Article 76 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
 Article 77 (Expansive Dissemination of Records Management Standards)
The head of the central records management institution shall implement the matters necessary for expanding dissemination of the records management standards from among the matters in the following subparagraphs: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
1. Public hearings on the records management standards subject to be enacted, amended, or abolished;
2. Education on the records management standards which have been enacted or amended;
3. Development and dissemination of the means of assistance in implementing the records management standards;
4. Operation of procedures for appraisal of appropriateness on the result of implementing the records management standards;
5. Operation of procedures for examining whether the performance of the records management standards are being kept continuously;
6. Cooperation with the relevant agencies concerning the records management standards.
 Article 78 (Qualification for and Placement of Specialist in Records Management)
(1) Any of the following persons shall be qualified as a specialist in records management under Article 41 (2) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 22673, Feb. 22, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 24723, Sep. 13, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014>
1. A person who has obtained a master's degree or higher in records management;
2. Any of the following persons who have passed a qualifying examination for specialists in records management conducted by the Minister of the Interior and Safety after completing the education course in records management prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(a) A person who has obtained a bachelor's degree in records management;
(b) A person who has obtained a bachelor's degree or higher in history or library and information science;
3. through 5. Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 24723, Sep. 13, 2013>
(2) A records management institution shall employ specialists in records management who shall be responsible for the transfer, evaluation, classification, arrangement and description, discard, preservation, etc. of records, in at least one quarter (at least one person in cases where 1/4 is less than one person) of its staff members, and other experts necessary for the management of records. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
(3) Necessary matters concerning the subjects, method, etc. of the qualifying examination for specialists in records management conducted by the Minister of the Interior and Safety pursuant to paragraph (1) 2 shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22673, Feb. 22, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 24723, Sep. 13, 2013>
(5) The Minister of the Interior and Safety shall issue a certificate of a specialist in records management to a person meeting the qualification requirements of a specialist in records management pursuant to paragraph (1), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 24723, Sep. 13, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(6) Against a person who cheated on the qualifying examination for specialists in records management, the Minister of the Interior and Safety may suspend the examination, make the examination void, or cancel the decision of passing the examination, and may bar such person from applying for the examination for two years from the date of such disposition. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 24723, Sep. 13, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
 Article 78-2 (Special Cases concerning Specialists in Records Management in Military Agencies)
Notwithstanding Article 78, a service person or civilian military employee meeting the standard prescribed by the Minister of National Defense, who has completed an education course in records management prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety (limited to a person who has completed the course before February 28, 2019) and who works in a record repository or special record repository established under Article 10 (1) 8 and 9, shall be deemed qualified as a specialist in records management under Article 78 (1) and may perform the duties of specialists in records management pursuant to Article 78 (2). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 24723, Sep. 13, 2013]
 Article 79 (Education and Training for Persons, etc. Engaged in Records Management)
(1) Pursuant to Articles 9 (2) 6 and 42 of the Act, the head of the central records management institution shall provide specialized education and training to persons engaged in the management of records.
(2) The head of the central records management institution shall establish and implement the regulations for specialized education and training in records management under paragraph (1).
(3) Where necessary, the head of the central records management institution may entrust education and training for the employees engaged in the management of records to any domestic or foreign educational institution of records management after consultation with the heads of the institutions to which such employees belong.
(4) Any employees of a records management institution who are not specialists in records management shall complete an education course in management of records determined by the head of the central records management institution before they are assigned, or before six months pass after they are assigned to the records management institution. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 24723, Sep. 13, 2013>
CHAPTER X COLLECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF PRIVATE RECORDS, ETC.
 Article 80 (Establishment of Private Records Management System)
(1) In order to designate or collect private records and important archival information and data deemed worthy of permanent preservation on a national level as State-designated records pursuant to Articles 43 through 46 of the Act, the head of the central records management institution shall establish a management system, such as research on the actual conditions, construction, etc. of database on information location.
(2) The head of the central records management institution shall make sure that private records which have been designated as State-designated records pursuant to Article 43 (1) of the Act, and important archival information and data and private records collected pursuant to Article 46 (1) of the Act are utilized as knowledge information resources.
 Article 81 (Procedures, etc. for Designation or Revocation of Designation as State-Designated Records)
(1) Where the head of the central records management institution intends to designate any private records as State-designated records or to revoke such designation pursuant to Article 43 (1) or (6) of the Act, he/she may assign a public official under his/her control to examine the preservation value, etc. of such records and request relevant experts to review the results of such examination.
(2) A person who intends to apply for the designation of State-designated records or the revocation thereof pursuant to Article 43 (2) or (6) of the Act shall submit a written application to the central records management institution, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) Where the head of the central records management institution intends to designate any private records as State-designated records pursuant to Article 43 (1) of the Act, he/she shall give prior notice of an agenda item through the official gazette or information and communications network for at least 30 days before making the deliberation thereon by the Committee.
(4) The Committee shall deliberate on whether to designate any private records as State-designated records or to revoke such designation by referring to the results of examination acquired pursuant to paragraph (1) and prior notice given pursuant to paragraph (3).
(5) When the head of the central records management institution intends to designate any private records as State-designated records or revokes such designation, he/she shall publicly announce such intention in the official gazette or through information and communications network, and shall make registration thereof as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety and notify such fact to the owner or manager thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
 Article 82 (Management of Changes in State-Designated Records)
When any change falling under any subparagraph of Article 44 (1) of the Act occurs to State-designated records in the course of managing such records, the owner or manager thereof shall report such fact to the head of the central records management institution as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety within 30 days from the date the relevant change occurs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
 Article 83 (Management of State-Designated Records)
(1) The head of the central records management institution shall examine the changes in the management of State-designated records at least once a year, and shall check the preservation conditions thereof at least once every two years.
(2) Where the owner or manager of State-designated records applies for the entrusted preservation of records pursuant to Article 45 (2) of the Act, the President of the National Archives of Korea shall issue the applicant with a certificate of entrusted preservation after receiving such records.
(3) A period of entrustment shall be determined by the head of the central records management institution through consultation with the owner or manager of State-designated records, and may be extended following consultation with the owner or manager of the State-designated records after the period of entrustment expires.
(4) When the owner or manager intends to retrieve the entrusted records before the period of entrustment expires, he/she shall submit an application as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, and the President of the National Archives of Korea shall retrieve the certificate issued pursuant to paragraph (2) simultaneously with the return of such records. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
(5) Whether to disclose the State-designated records preserved under entrustment shall be determined following the opinions of the owner thereof.
 Article 84 (Collection, etc. of Important Archival Information and Data)
(1) Where it is deemed necessary to effectively collect important archival information and data or private records located in the Republic of Korea or overseas pursuant to Article 46 (1) of the Act, the head of the central records management institution may commission records investigation commissioners and advisory commissioners. In such cases, the expenses and allowances needed for the collection of records may be paid to the records investigation commissioners and advisory commissioners within budgetary limits.
(2) Where a motion picture production business operator or terrestrial broadcasting business operator is requested to send the original or copy of a motion picture or broadcasting program pursuant to Article 46 (3) and (4) of the Act, he/she shall send it to the central records management institution within three months from the date of such request; however, he/she may extend the deadline for sending it up to three months after consultation with the central records management institution.
CHAPTER XI DELETED.
 Article 85 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
ADDENDA
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on April 5, 2007.
Articles 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Establishment, etc. of Records Management Systems of National Intelligence Service)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 4 (2), the National Intelligence Service may manage records according to the former examples until December 31, 2008.
Articles 3 (Transitional Measures concerning Standards for Classification)
(1) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Articles 22, 23, and 25, central administrative agencies may classify records based on the former examples until December 31, 2007, and Offices of Education may do so until December 31, 2008. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014>
(2) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Articles 22, 23, and 25, a local government or a public institution, which has yet to adopt an electronic records creation system under which records are classified by divisions in charge and/or unit assignments, may classify records based on the former examples until December 31, 2017. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014>
Articles 4 (Transitional Measures concerning Examination of Records)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 43 (1), the public officials in general service, public officials in specific service, or public officials in special service engaged in the duties of records management in the record repository or special record repository may take charge of the duty of examining records up until the time when a specialist in the records management pursuant to Article 5 of Addenda is posted.
Articles 5 (Transitional Measures concerning Posting of Specialists in Records Management)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 78 (1), specialists in records management having the qualifications pursuant to Article 78 (1) shall be posted by no later than December 31, 2007 in the case of records management institutions of the Metropolitan City, Do, Special Self-Governing Province, the offices of eduction of City/Do and Special Self-Governing Province; by no later than December 31, 2008 in the cases of basic local governments or regional offices of education where the population of the relevant administrative district is at least 150,000, or the number of students is at least 70,000; by no later than December 31, 2009 in the case of other basic local governments or other regional offices of education; by no later than December 31, 2010 in the case of record repositories established at the relevant agencies of the central administrative agencies; by no later than the end of 2011 in the case of the records management institutions of other public institutions.
Articles 5-2 (Transitional Measures concerning Preservation Period)
Records, the preservation period of which is 20 years possessed by public institutions as at the time this Decree enters into force, shall be deemed records the preservation period of which is 30 years under the amended provisions of Article 26 (1).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010]
Article 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20171, Jul. 18, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20191, Jul. 26, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 28, 2007.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20741, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20789, May 21, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on May 26, 2008.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21473, May 6, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22148, May 4, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on May 5, 2010.
Article (Applicability)
The amended provisions of Article 58 (2) shall apply from the first case where an institution of the State agency or a local government is converted into a civilian institution after this Decree enters into force.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22151, May 4, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on May 5, 2010.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22269, Jul. 12, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22508, Nov. 30, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22673, Feb. 22, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the part concerning the examination for specialists in records management in the amended provisions of Article 78 (1) 2 shall apply from the date on which one year lapses after the promulgation of this Decree.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Qualifications for Specialist in Records Management)
(1) A person who has completed or is undergoing an education course in records management prescribed by the Minister of Public Administration and Security under the former provisions of Article 78 (1) 2 at the time this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the former provisions, notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 78 (1) 2.
(2) A person who has completed or is undergoing an education course in records management pursuant to any of the former provisions of Article 78 (1) 3 through 5 at the time this Decree enters into force shall be deemed a person who has completed or is undergoing an education course in records management under the relevant amended provisions of Article 78 (1) 3 through 5.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22940, May 30, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23091, Aug. 22, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on August 31, 2011.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23383, Dec. 21, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24425, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That, among the Presidential Decrees amended according to Article 6 of Addenda, the amended part of a Presidential Decree, which was promulgated before this Decree enters into force but the enforcement date of which has not arrived yet, shall enter into force on the date of the promulgation of the relevant Presidential Decree.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24723, Sep. 13, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Specialists in Records Management)
Any person who has completed or is in the course of completing education in records management prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Public Administration and Security pursuant to the former provisions of Article 78 (1) 3 through 5 at the time this Decree enters into force shall be governed by the former provisions, notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 78 (1) 3 through 5.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25375, Jun. 11, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 25693, Nov. 4, 2014>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of the latter part of Article 18 (2) shall enter into force one year after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That, among the Presidential Decrees amended according to Article 5 of Addenda, the amended part of a Presidential Decree, which was promulgated before this Decree enters into force but the enforcement date of which has not arrived yet, shall enter into force on the date of the promulgation of the relevant Presidential Decree.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25985, Jan. 6, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 26126, Mar. 3, 2015>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26791, Dec. 30, 2015>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 18, 2016. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 26922, Jan. 22, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 25, 2016.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27103, Apr. 26, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27460, Aug. 29, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 36 (1) shall enter into force on January 1, 2018.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures concerning Preservation of Electronic Records by Records Repository or Special Records Repository)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 36 (1), the former provisions shall apply to the preservation of records which have been completely transferred to a record repository or special record repository and the completion of receipt of which are notified pursuant to Article 35 (5) before the enforcement date referred to in the proviso to Article 1 of this Addenda.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 28211, Jul. 26, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That, where any Presidential Decree amended by Article 8 of this Addenda has been promulgated but is yet to enter into force by the time this Presidential Decree enters into force, amendments to such Presidential Decree shall enter into force on the enforcement date of such relevant Presidential Decree.
Articles 2 through 8 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 28303, Sep. 19, 2017>
This Decree shall enter into force on September 22, 2017.