Tool Spotlight: Records Control Schedule Repository

image of spotlight Have you ever had a question about the process for scheduling Federal records for disposition? The first step in the process is to complete an SF-115, Request for Records Disposition Authority and submit it to us for approval. After they go through the appraisal process and are approved by the Archivist of the United States, the SF-115s become permanent records themselves.

Our Toolkit for Managing Electronic Records spotlight returns to highlight NARA’s Records Control Schedule (RCS) website at The RCS website provides access to unclassified NARA-approved records schedules for Federal agency records from 1973 to the present.

We designed the Toolkit to include any type of tool. Tools can include case studies, best practice documents, process models, policies and directives, tips and techniques, training programs, “lessons learned”, and even presentations. What tools have you discovered that make managing records easier? Did you know that you can suggest a tool? Are there other tools that we should feature? Please let us know by leaving a comment. Thanks!

About Arian Ravanbakhsh

Records Management Policy Analyst in the Office of the Chief Records Officer.
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