Draft Digitization Regulations Out For Comment

On September 10, 2018, we posted our draft regulations for digitizing temporary records on the Federal Register. Instructions for leaving a comment can be found in the posting. Comments will be accepted until November 9, 2018. In tandem, we developed a FAQ document for agencies providing additional information and context about these proposed regulations.

Opportunity for Comment: Managing Digital Identity Authentication Records

We are requesting comments on a draft NARA Bulletin entitled “Guidance on Managing Digital Identity Authentication Records." The draft is available here (.pdf). This draft Bulletin will provide guidance on the records management requirements related to digital identification records. Specifically, this guidance will provide guidance on managing digital identity authentication-related transactional records, such as digital certificates … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Managing Digital Identity Authentication Records

DRAFT Capstone GRS Available

General Records Schedule 6.1: Email Managed Under a Capstone Approach  Given public interest in Federal Government email management, and in conjunction with its publication in the Federal Register, NARA is soliciting comments on General Records Schedule 6.1: Email Managed under a Capstone Approach. To facilitate the comment process, a copy of the review package comprised … Continue reading DRAFT Capstone GRS Available

Opportunity for Comment: Appropriate Age for Scheduling Transfers

We are requesting comments on a draft NARA Bulletin entitled "Determining the Appropriate Age for Scheduling Permanent Records Transfers to the National Archives." This draft Bulletin provides Federal agencies with guidance on determining the appropriate age at which permanent records, regardless of their media or format, should be scheduled for transfer to the National Archives and … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Appropriate Age for Scheduling Transfers

Opportunity for Comment: NARA-Created Transfer Requests

We are requesting comments on the draft of an upcoming NARA Bulletin on NARA-Created Transfer Requests. NARA bulletins are designed to provide fundamental guidance to Federal agencies who must then determine the most appropriate ways to incorporate the guidance into their work. This Bulletin establishes a time period for agencies to take action on NARA-created … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: NARA-Created Transfer Requests

Recent Opportunities for Comment

Over the last few weeks, we have posted several items for comment that we want to remind people about. Please take a moment and go back through these posts if you have not yet had the opportunity.We welcome any comments. First, we posted the draft of our Automated Electronic Records Management Plan in support of … Continue reading Recent Opportunities for Comment

Opportunity for Comment: Transfer Guidance Bulletin

We are requesting comments on a draft of an upcoming NARA Bulletin that replaces all previous guidance on identifying file formats acceptable for use when transferring permanent records to NARA. There are two parts to the draft; the draft Bulletin (.pdf) and an accompanying table of formats (.pdf). The Bulletin applies to all electronic records … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: Transfer Guidance Bulletin

Opportunity for Comment: NARA Bulletin on Managing Content on Shared Drives

We are requesting comments on the draft of an upcoming NARA Bulletin on managing content on shared drives. NARA bulletins are designed to provide fundamental guidance to Federal agencies who must then determine the most appropriate ways to incorporate the guidance into their work. NARA recognizes agencies have long used shared drives to store content. … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: NARA Bulletin on Managing Content on Shared Drives

Opportunity for Comment: NARA Bulletin on Mixed-Media

We are requesting comments on the draft of an upcoming NARA Bulletin on managing mixed-media files. NARA bulletins are designed to provide fundamental guidance to Federal agencies who must then determine the most appropriate ways to incorporate the guidance into their work. This draft Bulletin will provide Federal agencies with guidance about the records management … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: NARA Bulletin on Mixed-Media