Records Managers

Past Memos to Agency Records Officers

NARA Memorandums (Memos) to Agency Records Officers are general announcements issued via email by the Office of the Chief Records Officer for the United States Government.  The content of the Memos vary, but typically include information about Federal records management policies, guidance, training opportunities, and meetings.  Some of the memos are transitory in nature and have limited applicability.  All memos are provided here for reference purposes only; they do not necessarily represent current NARA records management policy.

To receive Agency Records Officer Memos, send an email to rm.communications@nara.gov with the subject line: "Subscribe to ARO Memos."

For general questions regarding Agency Records Officer Memos, send an e-mail to rm.communications@nara.gov with the subject line: "General ARO
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Quick Links to Agency Records Officer Memos by Fiscal Year
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Fiscal Year 2013 Agency Records Officer Memos
Number Date Title
AC 34.2013 9/27/2013 CANCELLED: October 1, 2013 Training Workshop Related to the Release of NARA Bulletin 2013-02: Guidance on a New Approach to Managing Email Records (Capstone)
AC 33.2013 9/9/2013 Guidance for agency officials on the management of Federal records, including email accounts, and the protection of Federal records from unauthorized removal
AC 32.2013 9/3/2013 Agency Review of New Draft General Records Schedules
AC 31.2013 9/29/2013 Release of NARA Bulletin 2013-02: Guidance on a New Approach to Managing Email Records (Capstone) and Training Workshop
AC 30.2013 9/13/2013 NARA’s Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
AC 29.2013 8/20/2013 Senior Agency Official Annual Report Template
AC 28.2013 7/29/2013 NARA’s 2012 Records Management Self-Assessment Report
AC 27.2013 7/2/2013 Agency Disposition Profile Reports
AC 26.2013 6/27/2013 Managing Government Records Directive Workshop: 2.2 and 2.5 Requirements
AC 25.2013 6/27/2013 Vendor Presentations of Automated Electronic Records Solutions
AC 24.2013 6/10/2013 NARA’s Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, June 19, 2013
AC 23.2013 5/28/2013 NARA/OMG M-12-18 Goals Due On or Before December 31, 2013
AC 22.2013 5/2/2013 Agency Review of New Draft General Records Schedules
AC 21.2013 4/18/2013 ERA Training Opportunities
AC 20.2013 4/16/2013 Survey for NARA’s Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting
AC 19.2013 4/8/2013 NARA’s Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
AC 18.2013 3/27/2013 Backlog Records Schedule Reduction Project
AC 17.2013 3/13/2013 Cancellation of 2013 Records Administration Conference (RACO)
AC 16.2013 3/11/2013 Notice of Changes in Reporting Requirements for Electronic Records
AC 15.2013 2/12/2013 Research Services Washington DC Area Accessioning Web Page
AC 14.2013 2/8/2013 Agency Participation in Pilots and Other Activities Supporting Managing Government Records Directive Goal A3.1: Economically Viable Automated Records Management Solutions
AC 13.2013 2/5/2013 NARA’s Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
AC 12.2013 1/29/2013 Release of Senior Agency Official (SAO) Contact Information
AC 11.2013 11/30/2012 Recording of the November 28, 2012 Meeting of Senior Agency Officials and the Follow-up Question and Answer Session on December 7, 2012-Managing Government Records Directive
AC 10.2013 11/28/2012 NARA’s Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion (BRIDG) Meeting on Thursday, December 6, 2012
AC 09.2013 11/26/2012 Records Schedule Quality Control Checklist Webinar
AC 08.2013 11/21/2012 Logistics for November 28, 2012 Meeting of Senior Agency Officials – Managing Government Records Directive
AC 07.2013 11/09/2012 Reminder to designate a Senior Agency Official and Recording of November 28, 2012 Senior Agency Officials Meeting
AC 06.2013 11/1/2012 Frequently Asked Questions about Senior Agency Officials Appointments
AC 05.2013 10/31/2012 Hurricane Sandy
AC 04.2013 10/23/2012 Records Scheduling Backlog Initiative and Quality Control Checklist
AC 03.2013 10/19/2012 GRS Working Groups
AC 02.2013 10/5/2012 Release of GRS Restructuring Study
AC 01.2013 10/5/2012 NARA’s Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Fiscal Year 2012 Agency Records Officer Memos
Number Date Title
AC 32.2012 9/26/2012 Senior Agency Officials Appointments and Upcoming Meeting - Managing Government Records Directive
AC 31.2012 9/12/2012 FY13 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting Dates
AC 30.2012 9/10/2012 Question Pro Survey for the Semi-Annual Report on Scheduling Electronic Records
AC 29.2012 9/7/2012 Semi-annual Report on Scheduling Electronic Records
AC 28.2012 8/30/2012 FAQs about Using GRS 20 to Schedule Electronic Systems
AC 27.2012 8/29/2012 2012 Customer Satisfaction Survey
AC 26.2012 8/28/2012 NARA Bulletin 2012-03
AC 25.2012 8/6/2012 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, August 15, 2012
AC 24.2012 8/3/2012 RACO 2012
AC 23.2012 8/2/2012 Big Bucket Scheduling Workshop
AC 22.2012 7/24/2012 General Records Schedules (GRS) Focus Groups
AC 21.2012 6/28/2012 FY13 Annual Move Transfers Using ERA
AC 20.2012 6/14/2012 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2012
AC 19.2012 5/24/2012 Questionnaire and Instructions for NARA's Annual Records Management Self-Assessment
AC 18.2012 5/8/2012 Annual NARA Records Management Self-Assessment
AC 17.2012 5/7/2012 Reducing the Records Scheduling Backlog
AC 16.2012 5/2/2012 NARA’s 2011 Records Management Self-Assessment Report
AC 15.2012 4/24/2012 Nominations for the 2012 Archivist Achievement Awards
AC 14.2012 4/11/2012 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, April 18, 2012
AC 13.2012 4/9/2012 2012 E-Records Forum
AC 12.2012 3/14/2012 QuestionPro Survey for the Semi-Annual Report on Scheduling Electronic Records
AC 11.2012 3/7/2012 Status Report on Scheduling Electronic Records
AC 10.2012 2/27/2012 General Records Schedules (GRS) Team Survey
AC 09.2012 2/15/2012 Announcing a New General Records Schedules (GRS) Team
AC 08.2012 2/2/2012 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 2012
AC 07.2012 1/30/2012 Changes to the teams of NARA staff that serve agency customers (Appraisal Archivists and FRCP Account Managers)
AC 06.2012 1/23/2012 Agency Stakeholder Sessions on the Presidential Memorandum - Managing Government Records
AC 05.2012 1/5/2012 Designation of Senior Agency Official required by Presidential Memorandum - Managing Government Records
AC 04.2012 12/7/2011 NARA Bulletin 2012-02
AC 03.2012 12/5/2011 Release of Presidential Memorandum on Managing Government Records
AC 02.2012 12/2/2011 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2011
AC 01.2012 11/22/2011 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fiscal Year 2011 Agency Records Officer Memos
Number Date Title
AC 15.2011 10/5/2011 NARA at ARMA International
AC 14.2011 9/23/2011 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2011
AC 13.2011 9/21/2011 BRIDG/FRC Forum Improvements and FY 12 Meeting Schedule
AC 12.2011 9/9/2011 Unprecedented Amount of Rainfall and Flooding in the Washington, DC, Area
AC 11.2011 9/9/2011 Operating Status Update of the Washington National Records Center on Friday, September 9, 2011
AC 10.2011 9/7/2011 QuestionPro Survey for the Semi-Annual Report on Scheduling Electronic Records
AC 09.2011 9/2/2011 Operating Status of the Washington National Records Center for Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday August 31, 2011
AC 08.2011 9/1/2011 Semi-annual Report on Scheduling Electronic Records
AC 07.2011 8/30/2011 Operating Status of the Washington National Records Center for Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday August 31, 2011
AC 06.2011 8/24/2011 Hurricane Irene and Records Disaster Preparedness Plans
AC 05.2011 8/24/2011 Operating Status of the Washington National Records Center for Wednesday, August 24, 2011
AC 04.2011 8/11/2011 FRC Forum Meeting on Wednesday, August 17, 2011
AC 03.2011 7/22/2011 Inspection report on Management of Hard Copy Mapping Products in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
AC 02.2011 7/20/2011 NARA Bulletin 2011-04
AC 01.2011 6/22/2011 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, June 29, 2011
NWM 13.2011 4/13/2011 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2011
NWM 12.2011 4/7/2011 Annual NARA Records Management Self-Assessment
NWM 11.2011 3/3/2011 Status Report on Scheduling Electronic Records
NWM 10.2011 3/2/2011 NARA's 2010 Records Management Self-Assessment Report
NWM 09.2011 2/24/2011 Information about Records Management Services Event, March 24, 2011
NWM 08.2011 2/4/2011 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, February 16, 2011
NWM 07.2011 1/13/2011 Nominations for the Archivist's Achievement Awards
NWM 06.2011 1/12/2011 Inspection report on OSD Records Management
NWM 05.2011 12/1/2010 FAQ about Changes to Previously Approved Schedule Items
NWM 04.2011 11/24/2010 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Monday, December 6, 2010.
NWM 03.2011 10/26/2010 Records Management for Multi-Agency Collaborations
NWM 02.2011 10/21/2010 NARA Bulletin 2011-02
NWM 01.2011 10/14/2010 Adding E-mail Addresses to the Records Officer lists on Archives.gov

Fiscal Year 2010 Agency Records Officer Memos
Number Date Title
NWM 30.2010 9/28/2010 Newly Approved Records Control Schedules
NWM 29.2010 9/24/2010 Free Workshop on Developing Media Neutral Records Schedules
NWM 28.2010 9/20/2010 Status Report on Scheduling Electronic Records
NWM 27.2010 9/10/2010 Guidance for Developing Media Neutral Records Schedules and Notifications to NARA for Previously Scheduled Permanent Records
NWM 26.2010 9/8/2010 NARA Bulletin 2010-05
NWM 25.2010 9/1/2010 NARA's "Report on Federal Web 2.0 Use and Record Value."
NWM 24.2010 8/5/2010 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, August 18, 2010
NWM 23.2010 8/5/2010 Regional Records Administration Conference, RACO Chicago 2010
NWM 22.2010 6/16/2010 Summary Report of Electronic Records Scheduling and Transfer Activities, FY 2005-FY 2009
NWM 21.2010 6/1/2010 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Tuesday June 15, 2010
NWM 20.2010 5/20/2010 Update to NARA's General Records Schedules (GRS)
NWM 19.2010 5/20/2010 NARA Bulletin 2010-03
NWM 18.2010 5/17/2010 Electronic Records Scheduling Workshops
NWM 17.2010 5/10/2010 Reminder: NARA to Send Mandatory Records Management Self-Assessment on May 17th
NWM 16.2010 4/20/2010 Annual NARA Records Management Self-Assessment
NWM 15.2010 4/8/2010 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2010
NWM 14.2010 4/6/2010 Annual NARA Records Management Self-Assessment
NWM 13.2010 3/3/2010 Open Access to Agency Records Schedules
NWM 12.2010 2/25/2010 NARA Bulletin 2010-02
NWM 11.2010 2/24/2010 Nominations for the Archivist's Achievement Awards.
NWM 10.2010 2/22/2010 Records Administration Conference, RACO 2010
NWM 09.2010 2/17/2010 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Tuesday, March 2, 2010
NWM 08.2010 2/8/2010 FAQs about Managing Federal Records in Cloud Computing Environments
NWM 07.2010 1/29/2010 NARA Bulletin 2010-01
NWM 06.2010 1/27/2010 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2010
NWM 05.2010 1/21/2010 (Same as NWM 06.2010)
NWM 04.2010 12/22/2009 Advice on implementing records management requirements of Open Government Directive (OMB M-10-06)
NWM 03.2010 10/30/2009 ERA Implementation Update
NWM 02.2010 10/14/2009 Removal of online course "Records Management for Everyone" from NARA's Learn Center.
NWM 01.2010 10/7/2009 Revised Federal Records Management Regulations.

Fiscal Year 2009 Agency Records Officer Memos
Number Date Title
NWM 22.2009 9/14/2009 Mandatory Records Management Self-Assessments
NWM 21.2009 8/26/2009 Final Status Report on Scheduling Electronic Records
NWM 20.2009 8/19/2009 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, August 19, 2009
NWM 19.2009 8/5/2009 Recent changes to the distribution process for approved SF-115s - Request for Records Disposition Authority
NWM 18.2009 7/31/2009 NARA Bulletin 2009-03
NWM 17.2009 6/24/2009 NARA Bulletin 2009-02
NWM 16.2009 6/11/2009 Report on Flexible Schedule Implementation by Federal Agencies
NWM 15.2009 6/5/2009 Encouraging Federal RM Participation in the Administrations Transparency Blog
NWM 14.2009 6/10/2009 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday June 10, 2009
NWM 13.2009 5/20/2009 Electronic Records Scheduling Workshop
NWM 12.2009 4/9/2009 Scheduling Electronic Records
NWM 11.2009 3/20/2009 Continuing Study of Federal Agency Recordkeeping Technologies
NWM 10.2009 3/5/2009 Electronic Records Scheduling Workshops
NWM 09.2009 2/12/2009 Records Administration Conference, RACO 2009, and Archivist Achievement Awards
NWM 08.2009 2/6/2009 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday February 18, 2009
NWM 07.2009 1/15/2009 RM Communications and FRC Communications to move to GSA-hosted Listserv
NWM 06.2009 12/16/2008 Update on NARA's records management oversight activities
NWM 05.2009 11/26/2008 Guidance relating to transition team materials
NWM 04.2009 11/4/2008 Availability of presidential transition resources in the Toolkit for Managing Electronic Records
NWM 03.2009 10/28/2008 FY09 Records Scheduling Plans
NWM 02.2009 10/17/2008 NARA Framework for Developing Records Management Guidance
NWM 01.2009 10/16/2008 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday October 29, 2008

Fiscal Year 2008 Agency Records Officer Memos
Number Date Title
NWM 26.2008 9/18/2008 NARA Bulletin 2008-07 NARA Endorsement of DoD 5015.2 version 3-STD Records Management Application Design Criteria Standard
NWM 25.2008 8/26/2008 End-of-Administration Consideration of RM Requirements for EGov Initiative and Inter-Agency Web Portals
NWM 24.2008 8/8/2008 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday August 20, 2008
NWM 23.2008 8/1/2008 NARA Bulletin 2008-05
NWM 22.2008 6/25/2008 Announcing the issuance of General Records Schedule (GRS) Transmittal No.21
NWM 21.2008 6/19/2008 Federal agencies' responsibilities regarding facility standards for storing Federal records
NWM 20.2008 6/17/2008 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Thursday June 26, 2008
NWM 19.2008 6/5/2008 Annual report of Federal agency progress on statutory records management responsibilities
NWM 18.2008 5/20/2008 NARA Bulletin 2008-04
NWM 17.2008 5/16/2008 NARA issues Electronic Recordkeeping FAQ for agencies using the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS)
NWM 16.2008 5/15/2008 FY08 Records Scheduling Plans
NWM 15.2008 4/7/2008 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday April 16, 2008
NWM 14.2008 3/28/2008 Announcing the issuance of General Records Schedule (GRS) Transmittal No.20
NWM 13.2008 3/27/2008 End-of-Administration web snapshot
NWM 12.2008 3/25/2008 NARA Bulletin 2008-03
(Response to NWM 13.2008) 4/4/2008 Web Harvest Background Information
NWM 11.2008 2/27/2008 Announcing the issuance of General Records Schedule (GRS) Transmittal No.19
NWM 10.2008 2/12/2008 RACO 2008, Nominations for Archivist Achievement Award in Records Management
NWM 09.2008 2/12/2008 NARA Bulletin 2008-02
NWM 08.2008 2/1/2008 Survey of Federal Agency Records Management Applications
NWM 07.2008 1/22/2008 NARA Bulletin 2008-01
NWM 06.2008 12/19/2007 Announcing the issuance of General Records Schedule (GRS) Transmittal No.18 and the Final Rule on Media Neutral Records Schedules
NWM 05.2008 12/12/2007 Results from the FY 2007 Records Management Customer Satisfaction Survey and Training Program Impact Survey
NWM 04.2008 12/10/2007 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday December 19, 2007
NWM 03.2008 10/17/2007 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday October 31, 2007
NWM 02.2008 10/5/2007 Federal Enterprise Architecture Records Management Profile: Electronic Records Management and Recordkeeping Requirements Checklists
NWM 01.2008 10/1/2007 NARA Product on Transferring Permanent Records in PDF/A-1 to NARA

Fiscal Year 2007 Agency Records Officer Memos
Number Date Title
NWM 19.2007 9/28/2007 Fiscal Year 2008 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meetings
NWM 18.2007 8/28/2007 NARA Product on Selecting Sustainable Formats for Electronic Records
NWM 17.2007 8/14/2007 NARA Product on Optical Storage Media: Storing Temporary Records on CDs and DVDs
NWM 16.2007 8/1/2007 Announcing the issuance of General Records Schedule (GRS) Transmittal No.17
NWM 15.2007 7/20/2007 Tips for Scheduling Potentially Permanent Electronic Records
NWM 14.2007 6/19/2007 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Thursday June 28, 2007
NWM 13.2007 6/7/2007 Presentation from the April 11, 2007 Briefing "E-Government, E-Records, and You: A Web Briefing for CIOs"
NWM 12.2007 5/18/2007 NARA Product on Digital Audio and Video
NWM 11.2007 5/4/2007 NARA Bulletin 2007-01 and NARA Bulletin 2007-02
NWM 10.2007 5/1/2007 REPEAT session of BRIDG/FRC Forum on Tuesday, May 22, 2007
NWM 09.2007 3/29/2007 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting/Federal Records Center Forum on Thursday April 19, 2007
NWM 08.2007 3/12/2007 Proposed changes to GRS 20 to implement media neutrality
NWM 07.2007 3/1/2007 Changes to the Cancellation Policy for Records Management and Federal Records Centers Program Meetings and Training classes in the Washington, DC Metro Area
NWM 06.2007 2/1/2007 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Thursday February 15, 2007
NWM 05.2007 1/25/2007 RACO 2007, Nominations for Archivist Achievement Award in Records Management
NWM 04.2007 1/24/2007 19th Annual Records Administration Conference (RACO 2007) May 08, 2007
NWM 03.2007 1/5/2007 Fiscal Year 2007 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meetings
NWM 02.2007 10/4/2006 Results of Scheduling and Appraisal Services Customer Satisfaction Survey
NWM 01.2007 10/3/2006 Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Updated: October 07, 2014

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