Webinar This Wednesday!

This Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm EDT we will be hosting a free, hour-long encore presentation and discussion about the recently issued Request for Disposition Authority Quality Control Checklist. There are a limited number of seats available for this presentation. Recall that back in October, we wrote about the "backlog schedule" project. During … Continue reading Webinar This Wednesday!

Update on Backlog Schedules

This message was also distributed as AC 04.2013. From May 7 - July 6, 2012, the Appraisal Teams within Records Management Services (ACNR) conducted a 60-day initiative to complete processing of agency-submitted records schedules in the appraisal backlog. Backlog schedules are defined as those that are at least two years old, and as of October … Continue reading Update on Backlog Schedules

Big Bucket Scheduling Workshop Follow-up

Our Big Bucket Scheduling Workshop a few weeks ago was a great success! Special thanks to the presenters from the US Patent and Trademark Office, Records Officer Susan Fawcett and USPTO records management contractors John Milligan, Neale Faunt, and Earl Ashley. Thanks also to nearly 200 attendees that filled the McGowan Theater for asking some … Continue reading Big Bucket Scheduling Workshop Follow-up

Update from the GRS Team

The General Records Schedules (GRS) Team has received the following comment on the recent RM Communication, AC 09.2012: Announcing a New General Records Schedule Team, and wanted to share their response in the event that the expressed concern is shared by others. Comment: It is just our experienced opinion that before the GRS Team embarks … Continue reading Update from the GRS Team

Patent and Trademark Office Schedule Project Completed

Earlier this week, the records management staff from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) met with the Archivist of the United States to celebrate the completion of an 8 year scheduling project that completely revised and updated the records schedule for their agency. This milestone was marked with a brief ceremony where the Archivist … Continue reading Patent and Trademark Office Schedule Project Completed

2010 Census Records Scheduling Update

Given public interest in the records accumulated during Census 2010, we are making the 2010 Census Records Schedule and the accompanying NARA appraisal of the records available for review and comment.  An earlier discussion about the issues surrounding the appraisal process and the 2010 Census records appeared on this blog in May. The schedule lists … Continue reading 2010 Census Records Scheduling Update

New FAQ on the site today!

For many, many, many years we have been answering calls and e-mails from you, the records schedulers, about when a change to an existing schedule can be done without submitting a new SF 115, and when a revised one is needed.  For the most part, we've been able to answer your questions clearly, but there … Continue reading New FAQ on the site today!

Electronic Records Summary Report Released

Today's post comes to us from Laurence Brewer, Director of the Life Cycle Management Division in the Modern Records Program. At yesterday’s Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) meeting with Federal agencies, I announced the release of NARA’s Electronic Records Project Summary Report, FY 2005 – FY 2009. It is now available on our … Continue reading Electronic Records Summary Report Released

Update: 2010 Decennial Census Records Schedule

The process to schedule the records of the 2010 census has reached an initial milestone. The Census Bureau has submitted a schedule providing for disposition of 2010 decennial census records for NARA approval. NARA’s initial review indicates that the proposed schedule meets the concerns of genealogists and other users of decennial census records for research … Continue reading Update: 2010 Decennial Census Records Schedule