Agency Action needed for 2017 Annual Move

The 2017 Annual Move is well underway and for the 165 agencies who have records eligible to move, the deadline to submit transfers is rapidly approaching.  On October 1st, 8,473 transfer requests were loaded into ERA representing 87,142 cubic feet of permanent records eligible for accessioning. Now, we need your action.

All transfer requests must be proposed by agencies for transfer to the National Archives. NARA does not automatically assume legal control of the records. Agencies have until December 1st to complete this activity so the records can be physically moved into archival space.

As of this past Monday, only 1,738 transfer requests have been acted on by agencies.  We still have a ways to go to ensure the timely transfer of these historic records, some of which date back to the early 1900s!  It’s important to take action as these records deserve continued preservation by the archival staff at NARA.

We have several tools available to assist you in this task including an instructional webinar and a review tip-sheet.  The most useful tool in finding and submitting your TR is the ERA User Guide.  For more information please take a look at AC Notice 02.2017 or contact Thank you!