We are requesting comments on a draft of an upcoming NARA Bulletin that creates a new approach to managing email. NARA bulletins are designed to provide fundamental guidance to Federal agencies who must then determine the most appropriate ways to incorporate the guidance into their work.
This draft Bulletin (available here as .pdf) will provide Federal agencies with guidance about the “Capstone” approach to managing email. It will allow agencies to declare a certain subset of email accounts as permanent and other accounts as temporary. It will allow agencies to manage these accounts instead of managing individual email messages. The Bulletin will identify the considerations for this new approach.
This draft is part of ongoing work that has been underway in our office and across NARA for several years. We talked about the launch of the pilot back in October of 2011. In addition, the draft will meet the requirement in Action A2 of the Managing Government Records Directive.
Please leave your comments and suggestions about the draft Bulletin here by June 21, 2013.
Thank you for your input!