Opening of 2017 Reporting Period

Today, we opened the 2017 records management reporting period. Agencies will have until March 16, 2018 to submit the following three reports: Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA): The annual RMSA asks questions that assess compliance with records management statutes and regulations as well as NARA policies and guidance. The survey link was sent today via email … Continue reading Opening of 2017 Reporting Period

Records Management Guidance for the Presidential Transition

As we have passed election day, the Federal Government is now in transition mode. The inauguration of a new President means not only a new administration in the White House, but also new senior staff across the Federal Government. During this time of change, we will work with Federal agencies to ensure both incoming and … Continue reading Records Management Guidance for the Presidential Transition

Agency Action needed for 2017 Annual Move

The 2017 Annual Move is well underway and for the 165 agencies who have records eligible to move, the deadline to submit transfers is rapidly approaching.  On October 1st, 8,473 transfer requests were loaded into ERA representing 87,142 cubic feet of permanent records eligible for accessioning. Now, we need your action. All transfer requests must … Continue reading Agency Action needed for 2017 Annual Move

Social Media Guidance now in DYPS

We are pleased to announce we have added social media account guidance to our web publication, Documenting Your Public Service (DYPS). This guidance builds on NARA Bulletin 2014-02: Guidance on Managing Social Media Records and our Social Media Capture White Paper. It specifically addresses the administration of social media accounts during a time of transition. … Continue reading Social Media Guidance now in DYPS

Update to OMB Circular A-130

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the updated Circular No. A-130, Managing Federal Information as a Strategic Resource late last week. The Circular details policy updates regarding records management, information governance, open data, cybersecurity, privacy, and acquisitions. The Circular had been under revision for several years, and now complements NARA’s regulations and many … Continue reading Update to OMB Circular A-130

New Transition Related Materials

We have recently published three new materials to help agencies in advance of the upcoming transition of administrations. Two of the products are targeted at political appointees, a video briefing and 1-page handout. Each are titled “Records Management Guidance for Political Appointees” This video features an introduction from the Archivist of the United States … Continue reading New Transition Related Materials