Nikki Haley delivers her budget proposal on January 13, 2012.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is announcing a new policy spelling out what records her office must maintain.
Haley's office and the state archives agency signed the document this week. It represents the first time in 40 years that a governor has collaborated with the agency to develop a records retention policy.
The new policy follows criticism about deleted emails. The issue arose last fall after open records requests from media outlets revealed Haley's office routinely deleted emails.
Haley announced shortly before Christmas that her office was working to clarify what records should be kept. Her office said it was working under a policy leftover from previous governors that was written before emails.
The new policy requires email from the governor and executive staff to be preserved.