Category Archives: General

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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Managing Records in Mobile Environments: Background and Benefits

The following blog post reflects the thoughts of NARA’s Records Management Policy Team on the topic of managing records in a mobile environment. We will explore the benefits, records management implications, and best practices that have emerged to address these … Continue reading

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Opening for Director of National Records Management Training

We are pleased to announce that NARA is now seeking applications for the position of Director, National Records Management Training Program. This is a high-profile position responsible for overseeing NARA’s nationwide RM training activities including face-to-face and online instruction, content … Continue reading

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Revised Format Guidance Issued

We are pleased to announce that we have issued new guidance for Federal agencies on transferring permanent electronic records. NARA Bulletin 2014-04, Revised Format Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Electronic Records replaces all previous guidance identifying file formats that … Continue reading

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Social Media Bulletin Briefing

A few weeks ago, we released NARA Bulletin 2014-02: Guidance on Managing Social Media Records, which superseded our previous  Bulletin on Social Media. This new Bulletin provides Federal agencies with high-level requirements and best practices for managing records created and … Continue reading

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Online Learning Report

The following post is from our training team. In FY 2008, NARA began offering virtual instructor-led records management training as an adjunct to existing in-person training.  So why did we go down this path? Well, we knew that many agencies … Continue reading

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Social Media Bulletin Issued

We have just released NARA Bulletin 2014-02, Guidance on Managing Social Media Records. This Bulletin supersedes NARA Bulletin 2011-02: Guidance on Managing Records in Web 2.0/Social Media Platforms.  This Bulletin was written with feedback from a wide variety of stakeholders, … Continue reading

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Annual Records Management Reporting Period Opens

We have now opened the annual records management reporting period. In consultation with the Office of Management and Budget, this year’s deadline has been extended from December 31, 2013 to January 31, 2014. Agencies are receiving a formal communications package … Continue reading

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