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

Memo From NARA About the Presidential Memorandum

We have just issued AC 03.2012, a Memo to Federal Records Officers that contains further information about the Presidential Directive released last week. Included is a Memo from the Archivist of The United States (available here as a .pdf) designed to assist agencies in fulfilling the reporting requirements of the directive. This memorandum provides more … Continue reading Memo From NARA About the Presidential Memorandum

Presidential Memorandum on Records Management

This morning, President Barack Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum on Managing Government Records. This memorandum marks the start of an executive branch-wide effort to reform records management policies and practices. A statement by Archivist David Ferriero has also been posted on our website. The memorandum requires each agency to report the name of a senior agency … Continue reading Presidential Memorandum on Records Management

New Directors Within the Office of the CRO Named

It has been just one week since Laurence Brewer and Don Rosen were named to be the Director of the National Records Management Program and the Director of Policy Analysis and Enforcement, respectively, in the newly organized Office of the Chief Records Officer. There is much to talk about and even more to do!  But … Continue reading New Directors Within the Office of the CRO Named

Unauthorized Destruction

These are two words that records managers never want to hear. An unauthorized destruction occurs when records are destroyed or deleted in any of the following cases: Without an approved disposition; When the record has been approved for permanent retention; Prior to the end of the approved retention period (unless order by a court); When … Continue reading Unauthorized Destruction

A Report Back on the “Federal Electronic Records Management: A Status Report” Hearing

As we noted last week, on Thursday, June 17th, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and the National Archives held at hearing entitled, "Federal Electronic Records Management: A Status Report."   If you are interested in the issues surrounding Federal electronic records management, including issues involving NARA's Government-wide authority in records … Continue reading A Report Back on the “Federal Electronic Records Management: A Status Report” Hearing

Federal Electronic Records Management Hearing

The Information Policy, Census, and National Archives Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a hearing tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. This hearing, entitled "Federal Electronic Records Management: A Status Report"  will examine the current state of electronic records management in Federal agencies. The Archivist of the United States David Ferriero; NARA's … Continue reading Federal Electronic Records Management Hearing