National Archives Updates Progress on ICE Records Disposition

This post has been crossposted from the AOTUS Blog. The proposed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) records schedule for records related to detainees held in ICE detention facilities (DAA-0567-2015-0013) has received significant attention in the media and by concerned individuals. Because of the ongoing interest in this schedule, NARA is providing this update on the … Continue reading National Archives Updates Progress on ICE Records Disposition

Changes Coming to NARA RM Training Program

One of the major topics covered during our last BRIDG meeting was the continual evolution of the Records Management Training Program. Dr. Gary Rauchfuss, the director of our training program, presented upcoming changes and answered questions. You can view his presentation below. https://youtu.be/kj-xppbFjs4?t=54m39s Gary discussed both the curriculum updates and the long-term evolution of the … Continue reading Changes Coming to NARA RM Training Program

Frequently Asked Questions about the Certificate of Federal Records Management Training 

Why should I get NARA's Certificate of Federal Records Management Training? NARA's program gives Federal records management professionals a set of benchmarks to gauge their professional development. Information contained in the courses associated with the Certificate cover every aspect of Federal Records Management and are an important step in acquiring the skills necessary to manage Federal records. How does NARA's Certificate of … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions about the Certificate of Federal Records Management Training 

Success Criteria for Managing Permanent Electronic Records

I am pleased to announce the publication of the Criteria for Successfully Managing Permanent Electronic Records. The guidance supports the Managing Government Records Directive (M-12-18), which states “By December 31, 2019, all permanent electronic records in Federal agencies will be managed electronically to the fullest extent possible for eventual transfer and accessioning by NARA in … Continue reading Success Criteria for Managing Permanent Electronic Records

Roles and Responsibilities for Records Management Programs

We frequently receive questions about the roles and responsibilities for Senior Agency Officials for Records Management (SAORM) and Agency Records Officers. This post is intended to clarify their differences. The head of each agency has overall responsibility for establishing and maintaining an active and efficient records management program. NARA recognizes two formally designated officials that … Continue reading Roles and Responsibilities for Records Management Programs

Records Management Training – Upcoming Courses – March, April, May, 2018

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 a certificate signed by the Archivist of the United States. We also offer specialty and overview courses like Electronic Records Management … Continue reading Records Management Training – Upcoming Courses – March, April, May, 2018

Updates to Records Management Web Pages

Over the coming months, we will be making minor changes to our website. We will be reorganizing our pages to to make it easier to find the resources from these pages. We have started with reorganizing and consolidating the records management guidance and regulations pages. We wanted to inform you in case any existing bookmarks … Continue reading Updates to Records Management Web Pages

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