November 2 Industry Day Agenda

As we mentioned in our previous post, as part of the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI) we are co-hosting an Industry Day on November 2, 2017, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at GSA’s Headquarters. There will be two sessions in the day for different target audiences: the morning session (10:00 am – 12:00 … Continue reading November 2 Industry Day Agenda

Save the Date: Industry Day at GSA, November 2, 2017

As part of NARA’s Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI), we will be participating in an Industry Day on November 2, 2017, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at GSA’s Headquarters. There will be two sessions in the day for different target audiences: the morning session (10:00 am - 12:00 pm) will be for Federal … Continue reading Save the Date: Industry Day at GSA, November 2, 2017

Update: NARA’s Draft Strategic Plan, 2018-2022

The NARA draft strategic plan has been updated and submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for their review.  We want to offer our sincere thank you to all who provided us with comments and questions. We made a number of changes to this version. The most obvious change is that we added … Continue reading Update: NARA’s Draft Strategic Plan, 2018-2022

GSA Posting Updates to Schedule 36

We have  been working with administrators from GSA to insert new language on Electronic Records Management (ERM) into Schedule 36, which deals with records management services. As a result, we have updated the existing SIN (51 504) and created a new Special Item Number (SIN 51 600) - one solely for the description of physical … Continue reading GSA Posting Updates to Schedule 36

Opportunity for Comment: NARA’s Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

We are inviting our stakeholders to comment on NARA’s draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. All Federal agencies are required to produce a strategic document every four years. As NARA develops its strategic plan, we are seeking input from our partners and stakeholders. This letter from the Archivist of the United States explains how you can provide … Continue reading Opportunity for Comment: NARA’s Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements

We are pleased to announce the release of the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). Through this initiative, we have been working to improve the way agencies acquire ERM services and solutions. Agency staff can use the Universal ERM requirements as a starting point when writing a … Continue reading Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements

Release of Records Management Contract Language

We are pleased to announce that the Records Management Contract Language has been updated on our records management website. NARA has long-provided sample language to use in contracts. This update reflects changes in the way Government creates and manages records and current legal obligations. Federal agencies need to determine what Federal records management requirements should … Continue reading Release of Records Management Contract Language

Records Management of Social Media and Electronic Records

We have been receiving questions about the records management responsibilities for content created in social media and through the use of electronic messages. We would like to remind Federal agencies that we have issued guidance on both of these topics: NARA Bulletin 2014-02 for Guidance on Managing Social Media Records, and NARA Bulletin 2015-02 for … Continue reading Records Management of Social Media and Electronic Records

Agency Responsibilities for Managing Web Records

We sent the following message to Federal agencies this morning. MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCIES CONTACTS: Agency Responsibilities for Managing Web Records at the End of the Administration Agencies must identify and manage all Federal records on agency websites in accordance with NARA guidance. We remind all agencies that this includes scheduling and disposition of web content, … Continue reading Agency Responsibilities for Managing Web Records