Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST) Monthly Conference Series – Electronic Records Management

We will be presenting at an upcoming Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST) Series on the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). GSA welcomes you to attend and hear about acquiring services and solutions for Electronic Records Management on April 22nd at 1:00 p.m. EST to discover best practices, tools and techniques to get the most … Continue reading Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST) Monthly Conference Series – Electronic Records Management

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Release of Use Cases for Electronic Records Management

We are pleased to announce the posting of the Use Cases for Electronic Records Management!  We first shared drafts of the use cases on Records Express in April 2020. Thank you for all of your feedback.  We created the use cases as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). Through FERMI, we have … Continue reading Release of Use Cases for Electronic Records Management

Records Management and FOIA: So Happy Together

Today on Records Express, guest author Alina M. Semo, Director of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Ombudsman’s office, discusses the vital role records management teams play in agencies’ responses to FOIA requests. You can read more about OGIS’s work at The FOIA Ombudsman and on their … Continue reading Records Management and FOIA: So Happy Together

Example Statement of Objectives for a Needs Assessment

As part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI), we are working to make it easier for Federal agencies to obtain electronic records management (ERM) services and solutions that will meet their needs.  Agencies often request sample procurement documents from other agencies, such as Statements of Objectives, Statements of Work, Requests for Information, and … Continue reading Example Statement of Objectives for a Needs Assessment

Proposed Digitization Regulation for Permanent Records

This post comes from Michael Horsley and Kevin De Vorsey As a reminder, we are calling attention to the proposed digitization regulations for permanent records which were posted on the Federal Register for public review and comment.  Comments are due on or before February 1, 2021. To make a comment, please follow the instructions in … Continue reading Proposed Digitization Regulation for Permanent Records

Getting Notifications When Schedules Are Open for Comment

The Federal Records Act 44 U.S.C. § 3303a(a) provides the public with an opportunity to comment on all schedules for records proposed as temporary. NARA publishes notice in the Federal Register of agency records schedules open for public comment. Schedules and appraisal reports are published on the Federal Government’s eRulemaking portal, regulations.gov, for public review. … Continue reading Getting Notifications When Schedules Are Open for Comment

Transition Post 4: President-Elect Transition Team Materials

Here is another post in our series on records management during Presidential transitions. We have received questions concerning the records management responsibilities related to Transition Teams.  The President-elect’s Transition Team (PETT) represents the President-elect during the Presidential transition. The materials that PETT members create or receive are not Federal or Presidential records, but are considered … Continue reading Transition Post 4: President-Elect Transition Team Materials

Permanent Digitization Regulations Ready for Review and Update on Transition Activity

We wanted to share two important updates from our office.  First, we wanted to call attention to the proposed digitization regulations for permanent records which were posted on the Federal Register for public review and comment.  Comments are due on or before February 1, 2021. To make a comment, please follow the instructions in the … Continue reading Permanent Digitization Regulations Ready for Review and Update on Transition Activity

Transition Post 3: Managing Official Email and Social Media Accounts

The next post in our Federal Government transition series highlights the need to manage official email and social media accounts of senior officials as they enter and exit Federal Service. It is very important for these officials to keep personal materials separate from official accounts or systems. This avoids the laborious and difficult task of … Continue reading Transition Post 3: Managing Official Email and Social Media Accounts