Update on Presidential Memorandum
Happy New Year! This year is shaping up to be a very busy one here in the Office of Chief Records Officer.
Today, we will be sending to our Federal agency contacts AC 05.2012. In this memo, we are reminding Federal agencies of the reporting requirements that were contained in the Presidential Memorandum – Managing Government Records that was issued in November. Under this Memorandum, agencies had 30 days to designate a senior agency official for records management. The deadline for this designation was December 28. Possibly because the designation was to occur at the height of the holiday season, some agencies have not yet responded. Agencies should submit the name and contact information for the senior agency official via email to RM.Communications@nara.gov as requested in AC 03.2012.
A second issue that we have been asked about is the creation of a simple template to assist agencies with creating the responses required by the rest of the Memorandum. We will be posting that template here on the blog early next week. Use of this template is optional. Agencies have until March 27 to compile this portion of their response.
Please let us know by leaving a comment if you have any additional questions about the Presidential Memorandum.