Category Archives: Presidential Memorandum

H.R. 1233 Signed by President Obama

On November 26, 2014, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 1233, The Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014. This law modernizes records management by focusing more directly on electronic records and complements our efforts to implement the … Continue reading

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Annual RM Reporting Period

The annual records management reporting period will soon be open. This year’s reporting period will be from October 15, 2014 to December 15, 2014. Agencies will be receiving additional communications with full details and instructions from our office.This year, we will ask agencies to report … Continue reading

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A3.1 Report Released

You may recall that earlier this year, we issued a draft of the Automated Records Management Report and Plan. This document has now been finalized and is available here. The report addresses categories of suitable approaches for automating electronic records … Continue reading

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Release of OMB M-14-16

Yesterday, the Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives released a Memorandum (.pdf)  to the heads of agencies on Guidance for Managing Email. This Memorandum also includes NARA Bulletin 2014-06. This Memorandum reinforces the importance for each agency to manage … Continue reading

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GRS Team Update – June 2014

The GRS Team is now tracking schedules based on the GRS Transmittal we expect them to be issued under. GRS Transmittal 23: The draft Transmittal is currently under internal review with publication expected by August 29, 2014. The GRS Team … Continue reading

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Transfer Guidance Video

During the month of April, Kevin DeVorsey, Electronic Formats Specialist in the Office of the Chief Records Officer of the U.S. Government presented two online sessions on NARA’s new permanent electronic formats transfer guidance.  One of these sessions was recorded … Continue reading

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Comment on and Discuss the Automated Electronic Records Management Report and Plan

We, with significant assistance from the Electronic Records Management Automation Working Group, have completed a draft report and plan to satisfy Managing Government Record Directive Goal A3.1.  This draft is available here (.pdf) for your review, suggestions, and discussion. We decided … Continue reading

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Capstone Briefings

While we had to postpone the Capstone briefing scheduled for last week, we have posted videos of the Capstone Session held on February 4. This session was divided into two panels. The first was from our own records officer, Susan … Continue reading

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Revised Format Guidance Issued

We are pleased to announce that we have issued new guidance for Federal agencies on transferring permanent electronic records. NARA Bulletin 2014-04, Revised Format Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Electronic Records replaces all previous guidance identifying file formats that … Continue reading

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