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

Agency Records Officer Training Requirements

Today, we issued NARA Bulletin 2014-03: Guidance on Agency Records Officer Training Requirements. This  Bulletin explains how we are implementing Requirement 2.3 of the joint Office of Management and Budget and National Archives and Records Administration  Directive M-12-18: Managing Government Records. This requirement states that by December 31, 2014, each designated Federal agency records officer … Continue reading Agency Records Officer Training Requirements

Social Media Bulletin Issued

We have just released NARA Bulletin 2014-02, Guidance on Managing Social Media Records. This Bulletin supersedes NARA Bulletin 2011-02: Guidance on Managing Records in Web 2.0/Social Media Platforms.  This Bulletin was written with feedback from a wide variety of stakeholders, including OMB, the Federal Records Council, Federal agencies, and the public. We thank everyone for … Continue reading Social Media Bulletin Issued

Bulletin 2013-03 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of NARA Bulletin 2013-03, which discusses guidance for agency officials on the management of Federal Records. This Bulletin is being issued to reaffirm that agencies and agency employees must manage Federal records appropriately and prevent the unauthorized removal of Federal records from agency custody. Also, this Bulletin clarifies records … Continue reading Bulletin 2013-03 Released

Bulletin on Shared Drives Released

We are pleased to announce that NARA Bulletin 2012-02, Guidance on Managing Content on Shared Drives  has been issued. NARA recognizes agencies have long used shared drives to store content. Agencies have had varying degrees of success in managing the Federal records on shared drives. This Bulletin outlines the records management implications and challenges, agency … Continue reading Bulletin on Shared Drives Released

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

Information for Federal Records Officers: Hurricane Irene and Records Disaster Preparedness Plans

As you are probably aware, Hurricane Irene is forecast to strengthen into a major hurricane (Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale) as it tracks towards the east coast of the United States later this week and into the weekend.  Federal agencies from Florida to New England may be affected by high … Continue reading Information for Federal Records Officers: Hurricane Irene and Records Disaster Preparedness Plans

Mixed-Media Files Bulletin Issued

We are pleased to announce that NARA Bulletin 2011-04 has been issued. This Bulletin provides guidance to agencies who frequently manage files with records created or received in more than one type of medium. This Bulletin reminds agencies of the lifecycle management requirements for records in all formats. It also points to the need to … Continue reading Mixed-Media Files Bulletin Issued

Telework and Records Management

One area for Federal employees that has received a fair bit of attention recently is telework. Telework simply is a work arrangement whereby an employee can perform their duties in a different location. This could be from home or another approved work location. However, just because employees are working from home, their responsibilities to protect … Continue reading Telework and Records Management