Request for Feedback on the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements

We first released the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements in August 2017. We released Version 2 in April 2020. These requirements marked the first major milestone in the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). These requirements identify high level business needs for managing electronic records and come from existing NARA regulations, policy, and guidance. 

We are now in the process of reviewing the requirements and making updates. A few of the suggestions we’ve heard over the last few years include: 

  • Reviewing the records categories
  • Adding language on digital preservation and digitization
  • Aligning with national and international standards

We want to hear from you! What do you think should be added or updated? We would like to receive feedback from a variety of stakeholders, so please share widely. Send comments to by December 30, 2022. 

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