Tag Archives: GRS

Flexible Retentions in the GRS

Here is the next tip from our GRS Team.  Flexible retentions in the GRS: Your new best friend Many new GRS disposition instructions look like this:  “Destroy when 3 years old, but longer retention is authorized if required for business … Continue reading

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Reminder: Capstone GRS Public Meeting

This is a reminder that NARA is holding an open public meeting on Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the McGowan Theater (basement level), National Archives and Records Administration downtown building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to GRS Email and Word Processing Files?

Our GRS Team continues to work on updating the General Records Schedules. However, they also will be providing updates on particular questions that they receive. Consider this your GRS Tip of the Month! Whatever happened to GRS items for electronic mail and … Continue reading

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GRS Project Update

This update comes from the GRS Team. First, we would like to note that monthly status updates on the GRS project are available on our web page in the “Recent News” section. These status updates include all present and future … Continue reading

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DRAFT Capstone GRS Available

General Records Schedule 6.1: Email Managed Under a Capstone Approach  Given public interest in Federal Government email management, and in conjunction with its publication in the Federal Register, NARA is soliciting comments on General Records Schedule 6.1: Email Managed under … Continue reading

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GRS Update: Bucketing Items

This update is from our General Records Schedule (GRS) Team The GRS Team has recently been reviewing a number of schedules from agencies that bucket GRS items. (This review is part of the normal internal stakeholder review process that all … Continue reading

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GRS Notifications

This week we issued AC Memo 9.2015 reminding agencies about the need to notify NARA if they are going to be using their own authorities instead of the General Records Schedule (GRS). The communication extended the January 16, 2015, deadline … Continue reading

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Flexible Disposition Instructions in the GRS

We have received a number of comments from agencies about the new flexible disposition instructions in the GRS and want to provide some additional explanation as to why we have taken this approach and how agencies can use and benefit … Continue reading

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GRS Transmittal 23

The Office of the Chief Records Officer is happy to announce the publication of GRS Transmittal 23 (.pdf). This transmittal makes available five new General Records Schedules: GRS 1.1: Financial Management and Reporting Records GRS 1.2: Grant and Cooperative Agreement Records … Continue reading

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GRS Team Update – June 2014

The GRS Team is now tracking schedules based on the GRS Transmittal we expect them to be issued under. GRS Transmittal 23: The draft Transmittal is currently under internal review with publication expected by August 29, 2014. The GRS Team … Continue reading

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