Category Archives: Presidential Memorandum

2015 SAO Reports Analysis

We are pleased to announce the 2015 Senior Agency Official for Records Management (SAORM) Annual Reports Analysis is now available (.pdf). David Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States, said: Working together, NARA and all agencies continue to make progress on … Continue reading

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Criteria for Managing Email Records

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Criteria for Managing Email Records in Compliance with the Managing Government Records Directive (M-12-18). The criteria was developed to provide clarification of the existing requirements directly related to email management. It … Continue reading

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Open Government: 2015 Senior Agency Official (SAO) Reports

This week is Sunshine Week – the time of year when we celebrate openness and transparency in the Government. Towards that goal, NARA has committed to  posting the 2015 Senior Agency Official for Records Management (SAO) reports online. It is our expectation … Continue reading

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Release of 2014 SAO Report Summary

We are pleased to announce we have completed a review of the 2014 Senior Agency Official (SAO) Reports. The results have been issued in a Summary Report available here (.pdf). These reports cover activities in agencies during calendar year 2014. Acting Chief Records … Continue reading

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Records Management Maturity Model

Another item in the OMB/NARA Managing Government Records Directive that we have been working on is item B4. This item called on us to identify a government-wide analytical to help agencies evaluate the effectiveness of their records programs. We have … Continue reading

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OPM Releases Final Records Management Occupation Flysheet

OPM released a memorandum for Chief Human Capital Officers announcing the final version of the Records Management Occupation Flysheet (O308) and the Qualification Standard on March 10. This action formally created a new occupational series of records and information management. We … Continue reading

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Open Source Tools for Records Management Report Released

We are pleased to announce the release of a report on open source tools for records management. This report was produced in response to item A3.2 in the Managing Government Records Directive (M-12-18) and is available here. This item actively … Continue reading

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Automated Electronic Records Management Plan Portal

We have launched a new portal to share information about our ongoing work on the Automated Electronic Records Management Plan. The portal displays a table corresponding to the three parts of the framework in the plan: governance, procurement, and technology. … Continue reading

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Review and Comment on Draft Report on Open Source Tools for Records Management

We are requesting comments on a draft of an upcoming report on open source tools for records management. This report was produced in response to item A3.2 in the Managing Government Records Directive (M-12-18).  This item actively encourages us to … Continue reading

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