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

Reminder: Comments due by February 23, 2018 on Draft ERM Federal Integrated Business Framework and Use Cases for Electronic Messages

As we announced in a previous post, we are requesting comments on two draft documents as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). The documents are the Electronic Records Management Federal Integrated Business Framework (ERM-FIBF) and the Use Cases for Electronic Messages. We would like to receive feedback from a variety of stakeholders, … Continue reading Reminder: Comments due by February 23, 2018 on Draft ERM Federal Integrated Business Framework and Use Cases for Electronic Messages

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

Opportunity to Comment: Draft ERM Federal Integrated Business Framework and Use Cases for Electronic Messages

We are requesting comments on two draft documents as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). The documents are the Electronic Records Management Federal Integrated Business Framework (ERM-FIBF) (Excel spreadsheet) and the Use Cases for Electronic Messages (Word document). Through FERMI, we have been working to improve the way agencies acquire ERM services and solutions. … Continue reading Opportunity to Comment: Draft ERM Federal Integrated Business Framework and Use Cases for Electronic Messages

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

Completion of Goal 3.2 of the Managing Government Records Directive

We are  pleased to announce the completion of another target from the Managing Government Records Directive. Target 3.2 of the Directive was to complete an overhaul of our General Records Schedule (GRS). This project is complete with publication of General Records Schedule (GRS) Transmittal 29 (.pdf).  We’ve now completely superseded the old GRS! GRS Transmittal … Continue reading Completion of Goal 3.2 of the Managing Government Records Directive