Today’s post comes to us from Laurence Brewer, Director of the Life Cycle Management Division in the Modern Records Program.
Today we released our findings from the 2009 Records Management Self-Assessment. Check it out here. In September 2009, we required all agencies to assess their own records management programs to determine how compliant they are with existing RM regulations and guidance. With over 90% of all agencies responding, we were pleased with the response, but the findings show that there is still much work to do. A quick look at the data shows that 79% of all responding agencies are at a moderate to high level of risk for their RM programs. Our plan is to work with Congress, OMB, and Federal agencies to address many of the concerns in the report so that we can improve records management performance across the Government.
So which of the findings surprised you the most? What actions do you suggest NARA pursue with agencies to improve Federal records management?
Stay tuned as we begin work on the 2010 Records Management Self-Assessment, beginning in May!