Opportunity for Comment: Draft Services Measures for Electronic Records Management

We have posted our draft Federal Integrated Business Framework (FIBF) Service Measures on regulations.gov for public comment.  These draft service measures are a part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). NARA serves as the Electronic Records Management (ERM) standards lead on the Business Standards Council (BSC). These draft service measures are the last … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Draft Services Measures for Electronic Records Management

We Are Hiring!

Our office has posted a vacancy announcement for four positions in our appraisal program. The positions will be open until Monday, January 31, 2022. Archives Specialist Agency: National Archives and Records Administration Salary: $89,834.00 to $138,868.00 /PA Series and Grade: GS-1421-12/13 Open Period: Friday January 21, 2022 to Monday, January 31, 2022 Position Information: Permanent … Continue reading We Are Hiring!

Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletins – Revoked NARA Bulletins and Resubmission of Capstone Forms

We are requesting comments on two draft NARA Bulletins, Revoked NARA Bulletins and Resubmission of Capstone Forms.  The revocation bulletin identifies four Bulletins that NARA determined contain outdated content and should be revoked. The four bulletins to be revoked are: 2008-07: Endorsement of DoD Electronic Records Management Software Applications Design Criteria Standard, version 32009-03: Pre-accessioning … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Draft Bulletins – Revoked NARA Bulletins and Resubmission of Capstone Forms

Machine-readable GRS Issued

Ferrite core plane assembly. Photograph taken October 14, 1959. Bubble Chamber-823. National Archives Identifier 22123102 Last week, we announced that our office has developed a version of the General Records Schedules in a comma separated values (CSV) format. We hope this will aid agencies in automating records disposition. The CSV format is software agnostic and … Continue reading Machine-readable GRS Issued

Records Management Instruction Support: Building Blocks for Your Training Development

This post comes from our Records Management Training Team Our Records Management Training Program has published all of our current training materials on the NARA website in the Records Management Training Catalog (RMTC). All of these materials are free and more will be posted as they become available.   The Records Management Instruction Support (ReMIS) team … Continue reading Records Management Instruction Support: Building Blocks for Your Training Development

Opportunity for Comment: FY 2022-2026 Draft Strategic Plan

The National Archives and Records Administration has posted its new draft Strategic Plan and is inviting feedback from staff, public and government customers, stakeholders, and colleagues in the archival, historical, and records management communities. The draft plan reaffirms our current Mission, Vision, Values, Transformational Outcomes, and Strategic Goals (see Strategic Plan (FY 2018–FY 2022). The … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: FY 2022-2026 Draft Strategic Plan

Email in PDF – Pushing the (email) envelope.

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/45022 When NARA released its revised Format Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Electronic Records in 2014, we identified the file formats acceptable for use by Federal agencies when transferring permanent email messages to NARA. These formats include EML, MBOX, MSG, and PST. Notable for its omission is PDF. This might seem surprising since regardless … Continue reading Email in PDF – Pushing the (email) envelope.