Records Management and FOIA: So Happy Together

Today on Records Express, guest author Alina M. Semo, Director of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Ombudsman’s office, discusses the vital role records management teams play in agencies’ responses to FOIA requests. You can read more about OGIS’s work at The FOIA Ombudsman and on their … Continue reading Records Management and FOIA: So Happy Together

FERMI Collaboration Day

On Thursday, August 6, we co-hosted a virtual Collaboration Day with the General Services Administration (GSA) on electronic records management solutions. The Collaboration Day was part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI).  At the event, we provided updates including the release of Version 2 of the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements, our work … Continue reading FERMI Collaboration Day

Navigational Charts added to NARA’s Format Guidance Bulletin

This post is written by Sharmila Bhatia and Michael Horsley. We have added Navigational Charts to Appendix A: Table of File Formats of NARA Bulletin 2014-04, Format Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Records. Records in this format can now be transferred as permanent records to the National Archives.  NAID 1022792431799 A Map of the … Continue reading Navigational Charts added to NARA’s Format Guidance Bulletin

Opportunity to Comment: Draft Universal Use Cases

We are requesting comments on our draft Universal Use Cases as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). Through FERMI, we have been working to improve the way agencies acquire ERM services and solutions. The use cases are a part of the Electronic Records Management Federal Integrated Business Framework (ERM-FIBF) and can serve … Continue reading Opportunity to Comment: Draft Universal Use Cases

Release of Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements, Version 2

We are pleased to announce the release of the Universal Electronic Records Management (ERM) Requirements, Version 2 as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). Through this initiative, we have been working to improve the way agencies acquire ERM services and solutions. We first released the Universal ERM Requirements in August 2017. We … Continue reading Release of Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements, Version 2

Federal Records Officers Network (FRON)

The following is a guest post from the leaders of the Federal Records Officer Network. Established in 2013, the Federal Records Officers Network (FRON) is a community of federal records officers and professionals. The FRON was designed to provide an in-person and virtual forum to discuss common federal Records Management (RM) information and experiences. The … Continue reading Federal Records Officers Network (FRON)

Reminder: Comment on Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements by December 6, 2019

As we announced in a previous post, we are requesting comments on the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). Please share widely so we can receive comments from a variety of stakeholders. We would like to receive all comments by Friday, December 6, 2019. If you … Continue reading Reminder: Comment on Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements by December 6, 2019

Request for Feedback on the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements

We released the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements in August 2017. These requirements marked the first major milestone in the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). These requirements identify high level business needs for managing electronic records and come from existing NARA regulations, policy, and guidance.  We are now in the process of reviewing the … Continue reading Request for Feedback on the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements

New NARA Bulletin on Agency Records Officer Credential Training and Renewal Policy

We have released a new Bulletin on Agency Records Officer training, NARA Bulletin 2019-02. The purpose of this Bulletin is to describe the replacement of NARA’s Certificate of Federal Records Management Training with the new Agency Records Officer Credential (AROC). The Bulletin also establishes the requirement for Agency Records Officers to periodically renew the credential. … Continue reading New NARA Bulletin on Agency Records Officer Credential Training and Renewal Policy

Reminder: Comments due by July 19, 2019 on Draft Use Cases for Social Media

As we announced in a previous post, we are requesting comments on the draft Use Cases for Social Media as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). We would like to receive feedback from a variety of stakeholders, so please share widely. Comments are due on Friday, July 19, 2019. If you have … Continue reading Reminder: Comments due by July 19, 2019 on Draft Use Cases for Social Media