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Natalie Scott

How long is HR suppose to keep an employees HR file?

I am curious - how long is a company suppose to keep an employees HR file? I assumed that HR should either have a hard copy or an electronic copy accessible in their records especially for employees whose dates of employment is within the last 10 years. When would HR purge or delete an employees HR file and can someone legally request to obtain a copy of their file after they leave the company?

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You know, I don't know. I didn't really know that was a thing.

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I really don't need job case to send me messages to implie going back to school.

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Natalie Scott

Now I am being told that where I live determines if the company is obligated to send me the file or not. So if I lived in PA and the company is in NY, then they don't have to send me a copy of my HR file. I never knew it would be this difficult to make a copy of a former employees files and send it to them. Now where the former employee resides determines if they will receive records related to their employment. I don't get it.....??