Category Archives: General

And Then, There Was Cake

Sometimes, you get so caught up in the day-to-day world of work that it is easy to overlook some significant milestones. The end of August is the time of year when our office has two significant milestones to celebrate. In 2012, … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Comment: Appropriate Age for Scheduling Transfers

We are requesting comments on a draft NARA Bulletin entitled “Determining the Appropriate Age for Scheduling Permanent Records Transfers to the National Archives.” This draft Bulletin provides Federal agencies with guidance on determining the appropriate age at which permanent records, regardless … Continue reading

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Records Storage Facility Compliance

The National Archives unit involved with Federal agency records storage standards (36 CFR 1234, formerly numbered 1228 subpart K) has resumed contacting Federal agencies regarding the specific locations where they store records and the status of the certification of those … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Comment: NARA-Created Transfer Requests

We are requesting comments on the draft of an upcoming NARA Bulletin on NARA-Created Transfer Requests. NARA bulletins are designed to provide fundamental guidance to Federal agencies who must then determine the most appropriate ways to incorporate the guidance into … Continue reading

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Open Government Plan 2014-2016

Last Friday, the Archivist of the United States blogged the announcement of the release of our newest Open Goverment plan in the post, “Innovate to Make Access Happen.” You can access the agency’s newest Open Government Plan in PDF, Word, and at Archives.gov/open. … Continue reading

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Recent Opportunities for Comment

Over the last few weeks, we have posted several items for comment that we want to remind people about. Please take a moment and go back through these posts if you have not yet had the opportunity.We welcome any comments. … Continue reading

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Managing Records in Mobile Environments: Addressing Records Management Implications

In this third and final post on mobile environments, the Records Management Policy Team will look at some ways Federal agencies can address the implications for managing records in a mobile environment. The steps that agencies can take to address … Continue reading

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Managing Records in Mobile Environments: Records Management Implications

In our first post, the Records Management Policy Team explored a bit of the current environment for mobile work in the Federal government and the reality that employees are using their mobile devices to conduct agency business. In this second post, … Continue reading

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Opening for Director of Corporate Records Management

Another Records Management position has opened here at the National Archives. We have just posted our Director of Corporate Records Management Position (GS-0301-15) on USA Jobs. This position is open for Merit Promotion candidates and closes on April 1, 2014. We … Continue reading

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