I want to highlight a particular GAO activity and resolve some confusion that might be out there among our Federal stakeholders. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is currently conducting a survey of Federal records managers to assess our effectiveness in (1) overseeing records management, including our ability to preserve permanent records and our capacity to identify risk of unlawful destruction of Federal records and (2) our policies, procedures, and plans supporting key management and oversight capabilities, including governance, human capital, and collaboration.
The survey was designed with input from the Federal Information and Records Managers Council (FIRM). Records managers in the Federal Government, FIRM members, and other experts are being asked by GAO to respond to the anonymous survey. GAO will share the results of the survey with Congress and we will follow up with more information on this blog when appropriate.
We encourage individuals contacted by GAO to participate in this effort.