RM Reporting Period Open

Yesterday we opened the records management reporting period, covering activities for 2016. The period runs from January 9, 2017, to March 17, 2017. Agencies should have already received additional communications with full details and instructions from our office.

This year, we are asking agencies to report the following:

  1. Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA) and Federal Email Management Reports. The RMSA serves as a method for agencies to evaluate their records management programs. This year we have added a supplement to the RMSA to evaluate email management programs using the Criteria for Managing Email Records in Compliance with the Managing Government Records Directive (M-12-18). Survey tool information for these two reports was sent out on January 9th to Agency Records Officer or those responsible for responding to the 2016 RMSA. Agencies will have access to an individualized report of their results after completing the survey. We will publish the annual RMSA report later this year. Federal Email Management Reports will be posted to the NARA’s web page, a link to this page will be provided in the future. Questions about either of these reports may be sent to rmselfassessment@nara.gov.
  1. Senior Agency Official for Records Management (SAORM) Reports. This report measures progress towards the goals or requirements in the Managing Government Records Directive and other related records management initiatives. The template for the 2016 Annual SAORM Reports was distributed this week by email from Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the Federal Government to SAORMs with a copy to Agency Records Officers. SAORMs are listed here. If agencies need to designate an SAORM or make changes to this list, they may send a notification to prmd@nara.gov.

For more information about NARA’s Records Management Oversight and Reporting visit: here. Follow these links for previous RMSA and SAORM reports.

About Arian Ravanbakhsh

Supervisory Records Management Policy Analyst in the Office of the Chief Records Officer.
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