By Frederick Melo, Pioneer Press
“Public watchdogs are raising questions about the transparency of a new St. Paul policy that deletes most city employee emails after six months. In addition to the six-month policy, St. Paul employees have been notified that emails they move to “junk” or “trash” folders will disappear in two weeks.
“Don’t save messages that are no longer useful,” a new employee training manual states. “Delete as soon as their purpose is served. … Keep what you need to do your work.” The new records retention policy takes effect Aug. 1.”