Changes Coming to NARA RM Training Program

One of the major topics covered during our last BRIDG meeting was the continual evolution of the Records Management Training Program. Dr. Gary Rauchfuss, the director of our training program, presented upcoming changes and answered questions. You can view his presentation below. https://youtu.be/kj-xppbFjs4?t=54m39s Gary discussed both the curriculum updates and the long-term evolution of the … Continue reading Changes Coming to NARA RM Training Program

Completion of Goal 3.2 of the Managing Government Records Directive

We are  pleased to announce the completion of another target from the Managing Government Records Directive. Target 3.2 of the Directive was to complete an overhaul of our General Records Schedule (GRS). This project is complete with publication of General Records Schedule (GRS) Transmittal 29 (.pdf).  We’ve now completely superseded the old GRS! GRS Transmittal … Continue reading Completion of Goal 3.2 of the Managing Government Records Directive

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 NARA as compliant with 36 CFR 1234. It is File 10 (.pdf) of the Federal Records … Continue reading Approved Records Storage Facilities

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 for Records Management Report (SAORM) sections were not affected and remain unchanged in the revised … Continue reading Updated: Federal Agency Records Management Report

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) Report, the annual Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA), and a supplemental Federal Email Management Report. We … Continue reading 2016 Annual RM Report Released

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 information and other useful guidance to pass along to other agency personnel. This information is … Continue reading Hurricane Redux: Hurricane Maria Targets Puerto Rico, USVI, and Threatens Mainland U.S.

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 a number of changes to this version. The most obvious change is that we added … Continue reading Update: NARA’s Draft Strategic Plan, 2018-2022

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 NARA posts records emergency information and other useful guidance to pass along to other agency … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey Landfall in Texas

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 guidance on the SAORM position and to clarify their roles and responsibilities. The Bulletin also … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Draft SAORM Bulletin