Records Management Training Opportunities in August

Click here to register!  August 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 exams associated with each course. Upon completion of the courses and … Continue reading Records Management Training Opportunities in August

NARA Review of Proposed CIA Records Schedule

Due to recent interest, we are sharing information on a proposed Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) records schedule. NARA released a press release this morning and we are sharing additional resources here. NARA is in the final stages of the records scheduling process with CIA to authorize the disposal after 30 years of various categories of … Continue reading NARA Review of Proposed CIA Records Schedule

Records Management Training Opportunities in July

Summer  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 exams associated with each course. Upon completion of the courses and exams, participants will receive … Continue reading Records Management Training Opportunities in July

Agency Records Management Reports Posted

Yesterday, April 6th, NARA issued a press release about the 2016 records management reporting period. You can read the full press release here. Our office is posting the Senior Agency Official for Records Management (SAORM) Reports and Federal Email Management Reports online. These two reports focus on how agencies are meeting the goals of the … Continue reading Agency Records Management Reports Posted

Release of Records Management Contract Language

We are pleased to announce that the Records Management Contract Language has been updated on our records management website. NARA has long-provided sample language to use in contracts. This update reflects changes in the way Government creates and manages records and current legal obligations. Federal agencies need to determine what Federal records management requirements should … Continue reading Release of Records Management Contract Language

Records Management Priorities for 2017

Earlier this week, the Archivist of the United States sent a memorandum to Senior Agency Officials for Records Management (SAORM) and agency records officers. The memo reminds them of their federal records and information management responsibilities and specifically addresses three high visibility priorities for 2017: electronic messaging and encrypted messages; managing web records; and ensuring … Continue reading Records Management Priorities for 2017

Selecting Appropriate Formats for Transfer

We frequently receive questions from agencies about what to do when they have records in formats not listed in our revised Transfer Guidance NARA Bulletin 2014-04. The revised guidance greatly expanded the number of formats acceptable for use when transferring permanent records to the National Archives, but there may still be situations where records are … Continue reading Selecting Appropriate Formats for Transfer