Records Managers

NWM 07.2007

March 1, 2007

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: Changes to the Cancellation Policy for Records Management and Federal Records Centers Program Meetings and Training classes in the Washington, DC Metro Area.

NARA's Modern Records Programs, Federal Records Centers Program (FRCP), and National Records Management Training Program would like to announce a change to their cancellation policy for meetings, forums and training classes in the Washington, DC metro area. This includes, but is not limited to, Bi-Monthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) meetings, FRC forums, E-Forums, the Records Administration Conference (RACO), and all records management training classes.

The new policy on cancellations clarifies when an event will be canceled. This policy will appear on all announcements, websites, and confirmations related to Records Management and Federal Records Center Program meetings and classes held in the Washington, DC metro area.

"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 CANCELLED 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."

We hope that this change in policy will prevent confusion and minimize any inconvenience caused to our customers in the future.

PAUL M. WESTER, JR.
Director
Modern Records Programs

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