Category Archives: General

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A few weeks ago, we released NARA Bulletin 2014-02: Guidance on Managing Social Media Records, which superseded our previous  Bulletin on Social Media.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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Status of October BRIDG Meeting and Scheduled Training Classes

As a result of the recent Federal Government shutdown, we are canceling the October 23, Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) event due to the insufficient advance time needed to plan and prepare for this meeting.  The … Continue reading

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Update from Federal Records Center program

The following is from our Federal Records Center program. FRC 02.2013 September 27, 2013 Information on Federal Records Centers operations in the event of a Federal Government shutdown FRC MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: Information on Federal Records Centers operations … Continue reading

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Update on CapstoneTraining Sessions

We are canceling the October 1, 2013 training session on the Capstone Bulletin, scheduled to be held in McGowan Theater.  We apologize for any inconvenience. The following sessions are still open for registration, and we encourage those who reserved a spot for the October … Continue reading

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