Section II(b) of the recently issued Presidential Memorandum on records management requires agencies to submit a report that:
(i) describes the agency’s current plans for improving or maintaining its records management program, particularly with respect to managing electronic records, including email and social media, deploying cloud based services or storage solutions, and meeting other records challenges;
(ii) identifies any provisions, or omissions, in relevant statutes, regulations, or official NARA guidance that currently pose an obstacle to the agency’s adoption of sound, cost effective records management policies and practices; and
(iii) identifies policies or programs that, if included in the Records Management Directive required by section 3 of this memorandum or adopted or implemented by NARA, would assist the agency’s efforts to improve records management.
We have received several requests from agencies for a template that could help in structuring this response. We have developed a simple Microsoft Word document (link is to a .doc file) to serve this purpose. Agencies are not required to submit their response using this word document.
As a reminder, agency responses are due by March 27. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment. We will continue to use this blog as a way to distribute information about this important project.