Release of Annual Records Management Report

We are pleased to announce the publication of NARA’s Federal Agency Records Management Annual Report, 2018.This consolidated report provides a summary analysis of the state of Federal records management programs across the Federal Government. 

In March 2019, NARA required Federal agencies to submit three reports: the annual Senior Agency Official for Records Management (SAORM) Report, the annual Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA), and a supplemental Federal Email Management Report. According to the data from these reports, Federal agencies are confident in meeting the requirement of managing electronic permanent records in electronic format.

While most agencies are following recordkeeping requirements prescribed by Federal statutes and regulations, there remains room for improvement, particularly in managing historically valuable electronic records. NARA is committed to providing the guidance and oversight necessary to ensure that all Federal agencies continue to improve their recordkeeping policies and practices.