Category Archives: General

April BRIDG Meeting Recap

Tuesday’s Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) meeting was attended in-person and online by about 200 records management professionals. Attendees commented that this meeting was very educational. We had a full schedule of informative speakers. Cindy Smolovik, Supervisor, Records … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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February BRIDG Meeting Recap

Last week, we held our February Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) meeting. Almost 200 records professionals from across the Federal Government attended in person or watched our live stream. One of our goals for this year is to provide summaries … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Records Management of Social Media and Electronic Records

We have been receiving questions about the records management responsibilities for content created in social media and through the use of electronic messages. We would like to remind Federal agencies that we have issued guidance on both of these topics: … Continue reading

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RM Reporting Period Open

Yesterday we opened the records management reporting period, covering activities for 2016. The period runs from January 9, 2017, to March 17, 2017. Agencies should have already received additional communications with full details and instructions from our office. This year, we are … Continue reading

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Agency Responsibilities for Managing Web Records

We sent the following message to Federal agencies this morning. MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCIES CONTACTS: Agency Responsibilities for Managing Web Records at the End of the Administration Agencies must identify and manage all Federal records on agency websites in accordance with … Continue reading

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Agency Records Management Training Requirements

We are pleased to announce the release of the Agency Records Management Training Requirements Bulletin. The Bulletin specifies how often agency records management training must be administered, who must complete the training, and identifies mandatory content areas. The Bulletin provides … Continue reading

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