Author Archives: Arian Ravanbakhsh

About Arian Ravanbakhsh

Supervisory Records Management Policy Analyst in the Office of the Chief Records Officer.

Approved Records Storage Facilities

Rick Blondo, NARA’s Federal Records Storage Facility Standards compliance manager, is pleased to announce the online availability of the list of commercial records storage facilities approved by NARA for use by the Federal agencies or entities that certified them to … Continue reading

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Updated: Federal Agency Records Management Report

Last week, we announced the release of the 2016 Federal Agency Records Management Report. We have since re-issued this report to correct data errors in the email scores column of Appendix V. The Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA) and Senior Agency Official … Continue reading

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2016 Annual RM Report Released

We are pleased to announce the publication of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Federal Agency Records Management Annual Report, 2016.  In 2016, we required Federal agencies to submit three reports: The annual Senior Agency Official for Records Management (SAORM) … Continue reading

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Hurricane Redux: Hurricane Maria Targets Puerto Rico, USVI, and Threatens Mainland U.S.

As Hurricane Maria, now a Category 5 hurricane, bears down on Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, before possibly turning northeast and threatening the east coast of the U.S, we again remind Agency Records Officers that NARA posts records emergency … Continue reading

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Update: NARA’s Draft Strategic Plan, 2018-2022

The NARA draft strategic plan has been updated and submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for their review.  We want to offer our sincere thank you to all who provided us with comments and questions. We made … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harvey Landfall in Texas

UPDATE (August 29): Harvey has made landfall in Texas. However, the information below is still valuable for Federal agencies and records personnel dealing with the effects of this storm. In advance of Hurricane Harvey, we remind Agency Records Officers that … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Comment: Draft SAORM Bulletin

We are requesting comments on a draft Bulletin entitled “Guidance on Senior Agency Officials for Records Management.” The draft is available here (.pdf) We anticipate releasing this Bulletin by the end of the fiscal year. It was developed to consolidate … Continue reading

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Managing National Security Information Course Offering

We will be hosting a one-day training course, “Managing the Lifecycle of National Security Information” on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Archives II in College Park, MD. This course is a one-day course designed to improve the management of classified records … Continue reading

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Review of Accessioned Email

NARA is receiving more schedules and NA-1005 forms for Federal Records Act (FRA) email scheduled under a Capstone approach, raising questions about how we screen permanent email for public access and what agencies and requesters can expect when having access … Continue reading

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Records Management Training Opportunities in April

Spring is a great time to earn NARA’s Certificate of Records Management by enrolling in our Knowledge Area (KA) courses.  We offer a Certificate of Federal Records Management Training to individuals who successfully complete Knowledge Area courses 2-6 and pass … Continue reading

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