Tag Archives: Managing Government Records Directive

Success Criteria for Managing Permanent Electronic Records

I am pleased to announce the publication of the Criteria for Successfully Managing Permanent Electronic Records. The guidance supports the Managing Government Records Directive (M-12-18), which states “By December 31, 2019, all permanent electronic records in Federal agencies will be … Continue reading

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Roles and Responsibilities for Records Management Programs

We frequently receive questions about the roles and responsibilities for Senior Agency Officials for Records Management (SAORM) and Agency Records Officers. This post is intended to clarify their differences. The head of each agency has overall responsibility for establishing and … Continue reading

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Completion of Goal 3.2 of the Managing Government Records Directive

We are  pleased to announce the completion of another target from the Managing Government Records Directive. Target 3.2 of the Directive was to complete an overhaul of our General Records Schedule (GRS). This project is complete with publication of General … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Agency Records Management Reports Posted

Yesterday, April 6th, NARA issued a press release about the 2016 records management reporting period. You can read the full press release here. Our office is posting the Senior Agency Official for Records Management (SAORM) Reports and Federal Email Management … Continue reading

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Records Management Priorities for 2017

Earlier this week, the Archivist of the United States sent a memorandum to Senior Agency Officials for Records Management (SAORM) and agency records officers. The memo reminds them of their federal records and information management responsibilities and specifically addresses three … Continue reading

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Agency Records Management Training Requirements

We are pleased to announce the release of the Agency Records Management Training Requirements Bulletin. The Bulletin specifies how often agency records management training must be administered, who must complete the training, and identifies mandatory content areas. The Bulletin provides … Continue reading

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First Approvals to Use Capstone GRS

We are  pleased to announce the first two agencies  approved to use General Records Schedule (GRS) 6.1 for email managed under a Capstone approach are the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the National Security Agency (NSA). Goal 1.2 … Continue reading

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Open Government National Action Plan 3.0

The White House announced the release of the Third Open Government National Action Plan for the United States of America  earlier this week. The release of the Plan was timed to coincide with the Open Government Partnership (OGP) global summit taking place in … Continue reading

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Comment on and Discuss the Automated Electronic Records Management Report and Plan

We, with significant assistance from the Electronic Records Management Automation Working Group, have completed a draft report and plan to satisfy Managing Government Record Directive Goal A3.1.  This draft is available here (.pdf) for your review, suggestions, and discussion. We decided … Continue reading

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