Online Briefings now on YouTube

One of the most frequent comments we receive when we mention our online briefings, such as the one held a couple of weeks ago on the forthcoming revisions to our transfer guidance, is can I access the material later? Today, we are pleased to announce that we have launched a page on YouTube where we … Continue reading Online Briefings now on YouTube

Online Briefing: Preparing for the Self-Assessment

Free Online Briefing: A How-To Guide for Completing NARA's Records Management Self Assessment Join us on Wednesday, March 6 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern time for a free online briefing.  Stephanie Fawcett from NARA's Records Management Oversight team will give us an overview of NARA's Records Management Self Assessment and give us tips for … Continue reading Online Briefing: Preparing for the Self-Assessment

FAQ: Senior Agency Officials

The first deadline in the Managing Government Records Directive that was released earlier this year is fast approaching. Agencies have two weeks to name their Senior Agency Official (SAO). Goal 2.1 of the Directive requires the designation of the SAO by November 15, 2012. We have received many questions about this process and have compiled … Continue reading FAQ: Senior Agency Officials

Release of 2011 Records Management Self-Assessment

We are pleased to  announce the release of the 2011 Records Management Self-Assessment Report (.pdf). Last May, we issued the mandatory annual records management self-assessment (RMSA) to Federal agencies.  The goal of the self-assessments is to determine whether Federal agencies are compliant with statutory and regulatory records management requirements. This year, the findings are similar … Continue reading Release of 2011 Records Management Self-Assessment

Reminder: Public Meeting about Presidential Memorandum

Just a reminder that next week, we will be holding a meeting to solicit comments from the public on the Presidential Memorandum: Managing Government Records. Comments and suggestions that we receive during this meeting will help inform the Records Management Directive that will be issued later this year. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 27 from … Continue reading Reminder: Public Meeting about Presidential Memorandum

Public Meeting About Presidential Memorandum

As published in the Federal Register last Thursday, we will be holding a public meeting on March 27 to solicit comments from the public on the Presidential Memorandum: Managing Government Records. Comments and suggestions that we receive will help inform the Records Management Directive that will be issued later this year. This meeting is primarily … Continue reading Public Meeting About Presidential Memorandum

Launching IdeaScale for Presidential Memorandum

We are happy to announce the start of our public information gathering related to the Presidential Memorandum on Managing Government Records. We will be using the IdeaScale tool for this. Records and information management professionals, vendors, and the general public are all invited to participate in this community. We have set up the Managing Government … Continue reading Launching IdeaScale for Presidential Memorandum

Agency Stakeholder Sessions about the Presidential Memorandum

At our December Agency Services Bi-monthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) meetings, we announced that we would hold an agency stakeholder session as required by the Presidential Memorandum - Managing Government Records. Now we have more information about those sessions. This same information is being sent to our records management contacts in agencies as … Continue reading Agency Stakeholder Sessions about the Presidential Memorandum

Update on Presidential Memorandum

Happy New Year! This year is shaping up to be a very busy one here in the Office of Chief Records Officer. Today, we will be sending to our Federal agency contacts AC 05.2012. In this memo, we are reminding Federal agencies of the reporting requirements that were contained in the Presidential Memorandum - Managing … Continue reading Update on Presidential Memorandum

FAQ About Presidential Memorandum

There has been considerable interest from agencies and other stakeholders about the requirements of the Presidential Memorandum. As we wrote yesterday, the Archivist has issued a Memo to Agency Heads that clarifies the requirements and describes more broadly how we will proceed with the development of the Records Management Directive that is required by the … Continue reading FAQ About Presidential Memorandum