Records Management Priorities for 2017

Earlier this week, the Archivist of the United States sent a memorandum to Senior Agency Officials for Records Management (SAORM) and agency records officers. The memo reminds them of their federal records and information management responsibilities and specifically addresses three high visibility priorities for 2017:

  • electronic messaging and encrypted messages;
  • managing web records; and
  • ensuring that all staff, especially incoming political appointees, are properly trained on their responsibilities for records management.

SAORMs and agency records officers work together to ensure agencies comply with all records management requirements and effectively manage their records. Good records management helps agencies efficiently meet their mission responsibilities and identify permanently valuable records that will one day come to the National Archives.