Agency Records Management Training Requirements

We are pleased to announce the release of the Agency Records Management Training Requirements Bulletin. The Bulletin specifies how often agency records management training must be administered, who must complete the training, and identifies mandatory content areas. The Bulletin provides promising practices intended to address the learning needs of personnel based on their position-level, role or responsibility. The Bulletin provides both, new and clarifying guidance in response to:

  • The Presidential Memorandum – Managing Government Records  issued in November 2011, which stated agency heads must take specific steps to reform records management policies and practices;
  • The 2012 OMB and NARA jointly issued Managing Government Records Directive (M-12-18), which required agencies to develop suitable training to make employees aware of their records management responsibilities; and
  • The revised OMB Circular No. A-130 – Managing Information as a Strategic Resource, released in July 2016, also requiring agencies to provide training and guidance, as appropriate, to all agency personnel regarding their Federal records management responsibilities.

We would like to thank everyone that participated in making this guidance as helpful as possible for your agency programs. A follow-on briefing of this Bulletin will be provided at the Winter BRIDG meetings

If you have any questions about this bulletin, please contact