Category Archives: Presidential Memorandum

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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OPM Draft Records Management Flysheet Released

Several weeks ago, we reported on the progress being made by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on establishing a records management occupational job series. Now, they have released a draft records management professional flysheet to agency human resources directors.  The flysheet … Continue reading

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Federal Records Officer Network (FRON)

Today we feature an interview with Wendy Couch of the Department of Commerce and Ron Swecker of the Department of Transportation, co-founders of the newly-formed Federal Records Officer Network (FRON).                   How … Continue reading

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GRS Team Update

The following update is from our GRS Team Status of Current Projects Part 1 Schedules 1.1 General Financial Management Records (DAA-GRS-2013-0003)—On hold pending resolution of issues with internal stakeholders. (Lead: Galen.Wilson@nara.gov) 1.2 Grant & Cooperative Agreement Records (DAA-GRS-2013-0008)—Being revised based … Continue reading

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RFI Responses Available to Federal Agencies

In September, we reported on the industry event to support automated solutions for electronic records management: Managing Government Records Directive: A Grand Challenge for Industry.  You may remember that we issued a request for information (RFI) shortly after industry day … Continue reading

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Agency Records Officer Training Requirements

Today, we issued NARA Bulletin 2014-03: Guidance on Agency Records Officer Training Requirements. This  Bulletin explains how we are implementing Requirement 2.3 of the joint Office of Management and Budget and National Archives and Records Administration  Directive M-12-18: Managing Government … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Comment: Transfer Guidance Bulletin

We are requesting comments on a draft of an upcoming NARA Bulletin that replaces all previous guidance on identifying file formats acceptable for use when transferring permanent records to NARA. There are two parts to the draft; the draft Bulletin … Continue reading

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Annual Records Management Reporting Period Opens

We have now opened the annual records management reporting period. In consultation with the Office of Management and Budget, this year’s deadline has been extended from December 31, 2013 to January 31, 2014. Agencies are receiving a formal communications package … Continue reading

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A Grand Challenge for Industry

We hosted a very interesting and successful industry day – more accurately an industry morning – on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. The theme?  The Managing Government Records Directive: A Grand Challenge for Industry. This event supported Goal A3 of the … Continue reading

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Update on RM Occupational Series

Not all the work associated with the  Managing Government Records Directive  is occurring here in the Office of the Chief Records Officer. While all agencies are working towards the main goals, the Directive also charges specific agencies to carry out actions. … Continue reading

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