Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletins – Revoked NARA Bulletins and Resubmission of Capstone Forms

We are requesting comments on two draft NARA Bulletins, Revoked NARA Bulletins and Resubmission of Capstone Forms.  The revocation bulletin identifies four Bulletins that NARA determined contain outdated content and should be revoked. The four bulletins to be revoked are: 2008-07: Endorsement of DoD Electronic Records Management Software Applications Design Criteria Standard, version 32009-03: Pre-accessioning … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletins – Revoked NARA Bulletins and Resubmission of Capstone Forms

Machine-readable GRS Issued

Ferrite core plane assembly. Photograph taken October 14, 1959. Bubble Chamber-823. National Archives Identifier 22123102 Last week, we announced that our office has developed a version of the General Records Schedules in a comma separated values (CSV) format. We hope this will aid agencies in automating records disposition. The CSV format is software agnostic and … Continue reading Machine-readable GRS Issued

Records Management Instruction Support: Building Blocks for Your Training Development

This post comes from our Records Management Training Team Our Records Management Training Program has published all of our current training materials on the NARA website in the Records Management Training Catalog (RMTC). All of these materials are free and more will be posted as they become available.   The Records Management Instruction Support (ReMIS) team … Continue reading Records Management Instruction Support: Building Blocks for Your Training Development

Opportunity for Comment: FY 2022-2026 Draft Strategic Plan

The National Archives and Records Administration has posted its new draft Strategic Plan and is inviting feedback from staff, public and government customers, stakeholders, and colleagues in the archival, historical, and records management communities. The draft plan reaffirms our current Mission, Vision, Values, Transformational Outcomes, and Strategic Goals (see Strategic Plan (FY 2018–FY 2022). The … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: FY 2022-2026 Draft Strategic Plan

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

Transition Post 2: Entrance and Exit Checklists for Senior Officials

The next post in our Federal Government transition series highlights the specific resources we have created for senior officials entering and exiting Federal Service. It is critically important these officials are aware of their records management responsibilities. Our Documenting Your Public Service guide includes Model Records and Information Management Entrance and Exit Checklists. These checklists … Continue reading Transition Post 2: Entrance and Exit Checklists for Senior Officials