University Resources, Operations and Policies


Financial Records Retention for Sponsored Programs

Policy Statement                                                               

It is the policy of Adelphi University (“University”) that all financial records and supporting documentation for Federal awards are retained in accordance with OMB Circular A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and other Non-profit Organizations, unless a longer duration is required by the sponsor. For all other awards, records should be retained in accordance with sponsor requirements.

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Reason for Policy                                                                    

The purpose of this policy is to set forth the requirements for record retention and destruction of sponsored award financial records in accordance with University, Federal and sponsor terms and conditions.

Who Is Governed by this Policy                                         

All schools, departments, units and personnel of the University involved in managing and administering sponsored awards.


Policy Owner 

Mireille Sabbague

Secondary Contacts

Taylor Weissberger

Document History                                                      

  • Last Reviewed Date: December 13, 2017
  • Last Revised Date: December 13, 2017
  • Policy Origination Date: Not known            

Who Approved This Policy                                                  

Michael J. McLeod, Director of Financial Operations and Associate Vice President

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