Capstone GRS Published

We are happy to announce the publication of GRS Transmittal 25 (.pdf), which issues GRS 6.1, Email Managed Under a Capstone Approach. The transmittal only adds new chapter GRS 6.1; all schedules in Transmittal 24 are still current and active. GRS 6.1 is available only to agencies implementing a Capstone approach to managing email. Agencies choosing to … Continue reading Capstone GRS Published

Flexible Retentions in the GRS

Here is the next tip from our GRS Team.  Flexible retentions in the GRS: Your new best friend Many new GRS disposition instructions look like this:  “Destroy when 3 years old, but longer retention is authorized if required for business use.”  Some reviewers have criticized us for this latitude, and recommended that we state a … Continue reading Flexible Retentions in the GRS

Reminder: Capstone GRS Public Meeting

This is a reminder that NARA is holding an open public meeting on Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the McGowan Theater (basement level), National Archives and Records Administration downtown building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to solicit comments on General Records Schedule 6.1: Email Managed under a Capstone Approach.  This … Continue reading Reminder: Capstone GRS Public Meeting

Whatever Happened to GRS Email and Word Processing Files?

Our GRS Team continues to work on updating the General Records Schedules. However, they also will be providing updates on particular questions that they receive. Consider this your GRS Tip of the Month! Whatever happened to GRS items for electronic mail and word processing files? NARA enacted a new policy in 1998: all new records schedules must … Continue reading Whatever Happened to GRS Email and Word Processing Files?

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

GRS Update: Bucketing Items

This update is from our General Records Schedule (GRS) Team The GRS Team has recently been reviewing a number of schedules from agencies that bucket GRS items. (This review is part of the normal internal stakeholder review process that all schedules go through and any schedules superseding GRS items are reviewed by the GRS Team.)  … Continue reading GRS Update: Bucketing Items

Flexible Disposition Instructions in the GRS

We have received a number of comments from agencies about the new flexible disposition instructions in the GRS and want to provide some additional explanation as to why we have taken this approach and how agencies can use and benefit from these instructions. Purpose of Flexible GRS Instructions The GRS is not like agency schedules. … Continue reading Flexible Disposition Instructions in the GRS

GRS Transmittal 23

The Office of the Chief Records Officer is happy to announce the publication of GRS Transmittal 23 (.pdf). This transmittal makes available five new General Records Schedules: GRS 1.1: Financial Management and Reporting Records GRS 1.2: Grant and Cooperative Agreement Records GRS 3.1: General Technology Management Records GRS 3.2: Information System Security Records GRS 4.3: Input … Continue reading GRS Transmittal 23