August 4, 2014
MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: PROGRAM UPDATE: NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) August Meeting - Wednesday, August 6, 2014
In consideration of the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) travel advisory for the Washington, DC, area related to President Obama’s summit this week with African leaders, NARA is making a few changes to the Agency Services BRIDG program this Wednesday. The main program from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. will proceed as previously scheduled. However, the informal networking hour at 9:00 a.m. and the Meet and Greet session with Appraisal Teams 2 and 4 scheduled for1:15 p.m. are both canceled for this month.
If you are planning to attend the BRIDG meeting, please allow additional time to travel. The meeting will be held at the National Archives and Records Administration downtown building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Metrorail's Yellow or Green lines to the Archives/Navy Memorial station) in the McGowan Theater. Please enter on the Constitution Avenue side of the building, the "Special Events" entrance (which is actually the exit for the general public).
The BRIDG meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the McGowan Theater (basement level). Meeting agenda items include the following:
- Don Rosen, Director, Policy Analysis and Enforcement, and Laurence Brewer, Director, National Records Management Program, will provide an update on agency reporting related to the Managing Government Records Directive including statistics, preliminary findings, and next steps.
- Jeff Lunsford, Chief Financial Analyst for the Federal Records Centers Program, will give a preview of FY 2015 records center storage and services rates.
- Gary Rauchfuss, newly appointed Director of the Records Management Training Program, will introduce himself and provide a brief update on the program and Directive-related activities.
Please note: Our August BRIDG meeting will have a dial-in only option due to a recent change with our webcast provider. To access the audio-only version of the meeting, dial 888-331-6674 or 312-777-1452.
The access code is 6734494. The meeting number is either 888-331-6674 or 312-777-1452. A webcast will not be available for this meeting. The video recording for the August BRIDG meeting will be posted on the National Archives YouTube channel post meeting.
To reserve a place for the Agency Services-BRIDG meeting, please provide your name, telephone number, and agency name via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 5 pm Monday, August 4, 2014. You may reserve places for several staff in the same email, but for security purposes we must have each individual's name, telephone number, and email address
Please email Angela Dorsey at email@example.com if you need assistance. NARA encourages agencies to participate a BRIDG by presenting best practices or lessons learned that would be helpful to other attending agencies. If you wish to lead a discussion, please reply to this RM Communications.
NARA reserves the right to postpone or cancel a meeting at any time. We will make every effort to contact registrants by e-mail and telephone if that occurs, so complete information at the time of registration is very important. Meetings WILL BE CANCELED if the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announces a "closed," "unscheduled leave," "liberal leave," or "delayed arrival" policy for Federal employees for that day or if there has been an elevation to threat level RED in the Homeland Security status. Official Government closing and leave information is located on the OPM web site at www.opm.gov.
PAUL M. WESTER, JR.
Chief Records Officer
for the U.S. Government
Federal Records Centers Program