Annual Reporting Period Opens

Today we open our annual records management reporting period. This year’s reporting period covers activities in 2019 and runs until March 13, 2020. Agencies should have already received additional communications with full details and instructions from our office. This year, we are asking agencies to report on the following: Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA) and Federal Electronic … Continue reading Annual Reporting Period Opens

Federal Data Strategy 2020 Action Plan

We are pleased to announce the Federal Data Strategy 2020 Action Plan has been released! The Federal Records Act governs the lifecycle of data when created and used in the same context of a Federal record. As such, NARA is engaged with the Federal Data Strategy Team to ensure records management is considered where applicable … Continue reading Federal Data Strategy 2020 Action Plan

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Scheduled Approved

On December 11, 2019, the Archivist of the United States approved a request for disposition authority from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for Detainee Records (schedule DAA-0567-2015-0013). This schedule was originally proposed to NARA on October 26, 2015. NARA published notice of the pending schedule in the Federal Register on July 14, 2017. … Continue reading Immigration and Customs Enforcement Scheduled Approved

Reminder: Comment on Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements by December 6, 2019

As we announced in a previous post, we are requesting comments on the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). Please share widely so we can receive comments from a variety of stakeholders. We would like to receive all comments by Friday, December 6, 2019. If you … Continue reading Reminder: Comment on Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements by December 6, 2019

Request for Feedback on the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements

We released the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements in August 2017. 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 … Continue reading Request for Feedback on the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements

Calendar Formats Added to Format Guidance

We have added Calendar Formats to Appendix A: Table of File Formats of NARA Bulletin 2014-04, Format Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Records. Records in this format can now be transferred as permanent records to the National Archives. Typically, this format is used for electronic calendars. Electronic calendars allow users or groups to create … Continue reading Calendar Formats Added to Format Guidance

New NARA Bulletin on Agency Records Officer Credential Training and Renewal Policy

We have released a new Bulletin on Agency Records Officer training, NARA Bulletin 2019-02. The purpose of this Bulletin is to describe the replacement of NARA’s Certificate of Federal Records Management Training with the new Agency Records Officer Credential (AROC). The Bulletin also establishes the requirement for Agency Records Officers to periodically renew the credential. … Continue reading New NARA Bulletin on Agency Records Officer Credential Training and Renewal Policy

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, … Continue reading Release of Annual Records Management Report

Tropical Storm Dorian Approaches U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Florida

Tropical Storm Dorian is quickly strengthening and a hurricane watch is now in effect for the U. S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. According to the National Hurricane Center tracking information, near hurricane conditions are possible in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands today. Heavy rainfall could produce flash flooding during … Continue reading Tropical Storm Dorian Approaches U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Florida

Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletin – Agency Records Officer Credential Training and Renewal Policy

We are requesting comments on the draft NARA Bulletin, “Agency Records Officer Credential Training and Renewal Policy”. This draft Bulletin describes the replacement of NARA’s Certificate of Federal Records Management Training with the proposed Agency Records Officer Credential (AROC). The draft Bulletin also establishes the requirement for Agency Records Officers to periodically renew the credential. … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletin – Agency Records Officer Credential Training and Renewal Policy