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Maintenance Quality Assurance (MQA)

RDA Number
Effective Date
Record Series Abstract
Records include but not limited to, Maintenance Quality Assurance (MQA) inspections and associated correspondence, manuals, field guides, and contracts.
Record Series Active
Cut Off at End of
Fiscal Year
Total Retention Years
Total Retention Months
Retention End Action
Disposition Notes
After cutoff, records series is maintained in electronic format in agency for seven (7) years. At the end of the retention period, electronic records will be destroyed by state-approved method.
Record Location
Strategic Technology Solutions (STS) North and South Data Centers, MQA Manual FieldGuide, MQA LOS Guide
File Arrangement
Media Format Generated
Media Format Generated Summary
Electronic: Text
Electronic: Spreadsheet/Database
Media Format Stored
Media Format Stored Summary
Electronic: Text
Electronic: Spreadsheet/Database
Date Range
2005 to Current
Allotment Code
Annual Accumulation
.5 GB
Current Volume
1.0 GB
Record Value
Audit Requirements
Information Shared Outside the State
Shared Agencies
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Essential Record
Yes - Original
Essential Record Stored
Strategic Technology Solutions (STS) North and South Data Centers
Essential Record Media Type
Does this Record Series Contain Sensitive Information?
Agency Retention
7 years
System Name
Maintenance Management System (MMS), Oracle, and SharePoint
Hardware Description
Strategic Technology Solutions (STS) managed File Server Storage for TDOT is on 4 Vmware servers. These servers consist of required computer and storage resources for the data housed in Edison and managed by STS.
Software Description
These servers run Windows Server 2012 Enterprise 64-bit R2 or later. The servers run the current version of SEP for virus protection. Avamar is the Enterprise backup solution.
System Location
Strategic Technology Solutions (STS) South Data Center hosts the servers that are utilized for the storage of the TDOT data managed by STS.
Backup Procedures
Strategic Technology Solutions (STS) will conduct backup procedures. These procedures consist of daily backups that are kept on the Data Domain for 31 days. These are then moved off to ECS and maintained as long term storage.
Disaster Recovery
Strategic Technology Solutions (STS) conducts disaster recovery. This procedure is a prioritized process of enabling critical and essential applications first and then continuing through the priority list to less significant applications. Disaster Recovery begins with the utilization of the STS’s North Data Center for both operations and data. If both STS’s South Data Center and STS’s North Data Center are out of operation, new operations will begin by acquiring appropriate hardware and software from a third party supplier and restoring data from backups.
Data Migration Description
Strategic Technology Solutions (STS) LanCentral manages Agency Data.
Records Management Division (RMD)
No recommended changes.
Tennessee State Library and Archives
No recommended changes.
Comptroller Audit Review
We have reviewed RDA 11423 from an audit standpoint. We concur with the recommended retention and disposition specifications.
Agency Records Officer
No recommended changes.
RMD Director
RDA 11423 is a request to create an RDA. The retention period will be seven years and then destroy. The format will be electronic. Recommend approval of the request to create RDA11423.
Public Records Commission
PRC approves RDA 11423