Next Steps with DOI Records Schedule

We have been posting updates on the status of our ongoing appraisal of Department of the Interior’s proposed big-bucket records schedule. Now that the period for public comment has closed, we would like to provide an update on the next steps in this process. First, we would like to thank everyone who took the time … Continue reading Next Steps with DOI Records Schedule

Additional Background on DOI Records Schedule

On October 26, we posted about the proposed big bucket records schedule submitted by the Department of the Interior (DOI). The post also included information on how to submit comments through the Federal Register process which all records schedules containing items proposed for temporary retention must follow. We are accepting comments through November 26. The … Continue reading Additional Background on DOI Records Schedule

Bureau of Consumer Finance Protection Proposed Records Schedule

Today a notice of the availability of records schedules for comments was posted in the Federal Register. This includes a proposed schedule, DAA-0587-2018-0001, from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP), also known as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, covering website content duplicative of original information maintained by program offices. NARA is in the final … Continue reading Bureau of Consumer Finance Protection Proposed Records Schedule

Department of Interior Updating Their Records Schedule

Many of our readers may have seen recent items in the news media, social media or on listservs that make it seem like the Department of the Interior is making an unusual request to destroy Federal Records. We have been busily responding to inquiries about this schedule from individuals and the press for a few … Continue reading Department of Interior Updating Their Records Schedule

Updating our Website

Starting on Friday afternoon, we will be updating the content on our records management web page, located at https://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt.  These updates will be completed by Monday morning, October 15th. We have been looking at our records management web page and how our information is organized.  We analyzed how users are interacting with the site, including … Continue reading Updating our Website

Draft Digitization Regulations Out For Comment

On September 10, 2018, we posted our draft regulations for digitizing temporary records on the Federal Register. Instructions for leaving a comment can be found in the posting. Comments will be accepted until November 9, 2018. In tandem, we developed a FAQ document for agencies providing additional information and context about these proposed regulations.

Updating NARA’s Format Guidance Bulletin

We released two bulletins on transferring electronic records to NARA. Bulletin 2018-01: Updating NARA Bulletin 2014-04, Format Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Electronic Records streamlines the process for future updates to the format tables in our transfer guidance. We are also releasing the updated Bulletin 2014-04 and Appendix A: Tables of File Formats, which lists … Continue reading Updating NARA’s Format Guidance Bulletin

FERMI Industry Day

On Monday, August 6, we co-hosted an Industry Day with the General Services Administration (GSA) to begin the next phase of the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI).  The Industry Day provided vendors with information about NARA’s Use Cases for Electronic Messages. Vendors will use this information to produce demos of how their products manage … Continue reading FERMI Industry Day

FAQ about Records Management Training Changes

We received quite a few questions since announcing the changes that we are making to the Records Management Training Program. Some of the changes will not occur until Fiscal Year 2020; however, there are some changes are just around the corner. In this post, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about … Continue reading FAQ about Records Management Training Changes

Request for Comments on Two Draft NARA Bulletins to Update Format Guidance

We are making a few minor changes to NARA Bulletin 2014-04, Format Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Records.  These changes will streamline the process for future updates to the format tables. We are making these changes via a new NARA Bulletin, 2018-XX. We welcome your participation in the development of this guidance. We are … Continue reading Request for Comments on Two Draft NARA Bulletins to Update Format Guidance