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

Reminder: Comments due by July 19, 2019 on Draft Use Cases for Social Media

As we announced in a previous post, we are requesting comments on the draft Use Cases for Social Media as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). We would like to receive feedback from a variety of stakeholders, so please share widely. Comments are due on Friday, July 19, 2019. If you have … Continue reading Reminder: Comments due by July 19, 2019 on Draft Use Cases for Social Media

New Product Service Codes for Records Management

We are pleased to announce another important accomplishment for the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). Our partners at GSA recently issued two new Product Service Codes (PSC) for records management: PSC R616 – Physical Records Management Services PSC R617 – Electronic Records Management Service These PSCs align with the GSA Schedule 36 Special Item … Continue reading New Product Service Codes for Records Management

New OMB/NARA Memorandum on Transition to Electronic Records

Late last week, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and NARA jointly issued a new memorandum with guidance on managing Federal records. The new memo, titled Transition To Electronic Records (OMB/NARA M-19-21) is available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/M-19-21.pdf NARA is pleased to have the Administration's continuing support for modernizing Federal agency recordkeeping and bringing about the … Continue reading New OMB/NARA Memorandum on Transition to Electronic Records

Opportunity to Comment: Draft Use Cases for Social Media

We are requesting comments on the draft Use Cases for Social Media as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). Through FERMI, we have been working to improve the way agencies acquire ERM services and solutions. The Use Cases are a part of the Electronic Records Management Federal Integrated Business Framework (ERM-FIBF) and can … Continue reading Opportunity to Comment: Draft Use Cases for Social Media