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And Then, There Was Cake

Sometimes, you get so caught up in the day-to-day world of work that it is easy to overlook some significant milestones. The end of August is the time of year when our office has two significant milestones to celebrate. In 2012, the Managing Government Records Directive was released on August 24. And on August 29, 2013, […]

Opportunity for Comment: Appropriate Age for Scheduling Transfers

We are requesting comments on a draft NARA Bulletin entitled “Determining the Appropriate Age for Scheduling Permanent Records Transfers to the National Archives.” This draft Bulletin provides Federal agencies with guidance on determining the appropriate age at which permanent records, regardless of their media or format, should be scheduled for transfer to the National Archives and […]

Records Storage Facility Compliance

The National Archives unit involved with Federal agency records storage standards (36 CFR 1234, formerly numbered 1228 subpart K) has resumed contacting Federal agencies regarding the specific locations where they store records and the status of the certification of those facilities. The efforts now are to make contact with agencies that did not reply to […]

Review and Comment on Draft Metadata Guidance

We are requesting comments on a draft of an upcoming NARA Bulletin on minimum metadata requirements for transferring permanent electronic records to NARA. There are three parts to the draft (links are to PDF versions): the draft bulletin, Metadata Element Definitions, and Recommended file and folder naming conventions. The Bulletin applies to all electronic records that […]

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 […]

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