New Product Service Codes for Records Management

We are pleased to announce another important accomplishment for the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). Our partners at GSA recently issued two new Product Service Codes (PSC) for records management: PSC R616 – Physical Records Management Services PSC R617 – Electronic Records Management Service These PSCs align with the GSA Schedule 36 Special Item … Continue reading New Product Service Codes for Records Management

Improving the Public Comment Process for Records Schedules

We are changing the process for public review and comment of proposed records schedules to one using the Federal eRulemaking Portal,  https://www.regulations.gov.  We posted a Federal Register notice detailing this change in process today. Currently, we publish notice in the Federal Register of agency records schedules open for comment. People who wish to review and comment … Continue reading Improving the Public Comment Process for Records Schedules

Bureau of Consumer Finance Protection Proposed Records Schedule

Today a notice of the availability of records schedules for comments was posted in the Federal Register. This includes a proposed schedule, DAA-0587-2018-0001, from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP), also known as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, covering website content duplicative of original information maintained by program offices. NARA is in the final … Continue reading Bureau of Consumer Finance Protection Proposed Records Schedule

Updating our Website

Starting on Friday afternoon, we will be updating the content on our records management web page, located at https://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt.  These updates will be completed by Monday morning, October 15th. We have been looking at our records management web page and how our information is organized.  We analyzed how users are interacting with the site, including … Continue reading Updating our Website

Frequently Asked Questions about the Certificate of Federal Records Management Training 

Why should I get NARA's Certificate of Federal Records Management Training? NARA's program gives Federal records management professionals a set of benchmarks to gauge their professional development. Information contained in the courses associated with the Certificate cover every aspect of Federal Records Management and are an important step in acquiring the skills necessary to manage Federal records. How does NARA's Certificate of … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions about the Certificate of Federal Records Management Training 

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

NARA Review of Proposed CIA Records Schedule

Due to recent interest, we are sharing information on a proposed Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) records schedule. NARA released a press release this morning and we are sharing additional resources here. NARA is in the final stages of the records scheduling process with CIA to authorize the disposal after 30 years of various categories of … Continue reading NARA Review of Proposed CIA Records Schedule

New LMS for Records Management Training

Our Records Management Training Program will transition from the current learning management system (LMS) to a new one in the middle of November. We are planning to migrate the data in the current system on Friday, November 18 and bring the new system online on Monday, November 21. To ensure a successful transition, we will … Continue reading New LMS for Records Management Training

Widespread Flooding in Louisiana May Threaten Records

The recent flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster since Super Storm Sandy in 2012. Numerous households and businesses have been severely impacted. We remind Agency Records Officers that NARA posts records emergency information and other useful guidance in order for them to pass along this information to other agency personnel - including applicable staff … Continue reading Widespread Flooding in Louisiana May Threaten Records