Category Archives: Presidential Memorandum

Agency Records Officer Training Requirements

Today, we issued NARA Bulletin 2014-03: Guidance on Agency Records Officer Training Requirements. This  Bulletin explains how we are implementing Requirement 2.3 of the joint Office of Management and Budget and National Archives and Records Administration  Directive M-12-18: Managing Government … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Comment: Transfer Guidance Bulletin

We are requesting comments on a draft of an upcoming NARA Bulletin that replaces all previous guidance on identifying file formats acceptable for use when transferring permanent records to NARA. There are two parts to the draft; the draft Bulletin … 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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A Grand Challenge for Industry

We hosted a very interesting and successful industry day – more accurately an industry morning – on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. The theme?  The Managing Government Records Directive: A Grand Challenge for Industry. This event supported Goal A3 of the … Continue reading

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Update on RM Occupational Series

Not all the work associated with the  Managing Government Records Directive  is occurring here in the Office of the Chief Records Officer. While all agencies are working towards the main goals, the Directive also charges specific agencies to carry out actions. … Continue reading

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Capstone Bulletin Issued

Today, we have issued guidance for Federal Agencies on a simplified approach to managing email. NARA Bulletin 2013-02: Guidance on a New Approach to Managing Email Records introduces a new approach to managing the billions of email messages that are … Continue reading

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Update on Goal A3.1 of the Managing Government Records Directive

NARA and the Electronic Records Management (ERM) Automation Working Group have launched several activities this summer that can help you and your agency meet the goals of the Managing Government Records Directive. These activities support goal A3.1, which is about … Continue reading

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Managing Government Records Directive Workshop: 2.2 and 2.5 Requirements

The following was issued as AC 26.2013 this afternoon. You are invited to attend a free workshop on completing the Managing Government Records Directive (.pdf) requirements 2.2 (identifying records that are 30 years old and older) and 2.5 (identifying unscheduled records). This … Continue reading

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GRS Team Update: Third Quarter FY 13

This is an update from our GRS Team. In October 2012, we released The New GRS: A Plan for Restructuring and Updating the General Records Schedules. This master-plan document [.pdf ] outlines an ambitious 5-year plan for rewriting the entire GRS  to … Continue reading

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Reporting Requirements for Agencies

This morning, we issued RM Communications AC23.2013.  This communication provides information to Federal agencies regarding the reporting requirements that we are implementing to support the goals and actions of the Managing Government Records Directive. Senior Agency Officials (SAO) at agencies are … Continue reading

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