We are requesting comments on a draft NARA Bulletin entitled “Guidance on Managing Electronic Messages.”
This draft Bulletin applies to text messaging, chat/instant messaging, messaging functionality in social media tools or apps, voice messaging, and similar forms of electronic messaging systems. The Bulletin addresses the new definition for electronic messages and other issues covered in the recent amendments to the Federal Records Act. Overall, it provides basic records management guidance for electronic messages.
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.
Please make your comments about the draft Bulletin by June 5, 2015. We will review all the comments we receive. Thank you.