Next Steps with DOI Records Schedule

We have been posting updates on the status of our ongoing appraisal of Department of the Interior’s proposed big-bucket records schedule. Now that the period for public comment has closed, we would like to provide an update on the next steps in this process. First, we would like to thank everyone who took the time … Continue reading Next Steps with DOI Records Schedule

Additional Background on DOI Records Schedule

On October 26, we posted about the proposed big bucket records schedule submitted by the Department of the Interior (DOI). The post also included information on how to submit comments through the Federal Register process which all records schedules containing items proposed for temporary retention must follow. We are accepting comments through November 26. The … Continue reading Additional Background on DOI Records Schedule

Department of Interior Updating Their Records Schedule

Many of our readers may have seen recent items in the news media, social media or on listservs that make it seem like the Department of the Interior is making an unusual request to destroy Federal Records. We have been busily responding to inquiries about this schedule from individuals and the press for a few … Continue reading Department of Interior Updating Their Records Schedule

Changes to Teams That Serve Our Customers

The following memo to our agency contacts was sent out this morning. NARA's Office of the Chief Records Officer (OCRO) and Federal Records Centers Program (FRCP) are making some changes to the teams that work most closely with agency staff on records management issues-the Appraisal Archivists and the FRCP Account Managers. We are making these … Continue reading Changes to Teams That Serve Our Customers

Appraisal of US District Court Records

Recent articles have implied that the US District Courts are destroying records in an effort to save money on their storage costs. This is simply not true. What is happening is the result of a multi-year, nationwide effort by appraisal staff of the National Archives to develop some objective criteria by which records are identified … Continue reading Appraisal of US District Court Records