About the National Archives

Chief of Staff (NCS)

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In support of the Archivist and Deputy Archivistt, the Chief of Staff carries out the following activities:

  • establishes priorities, direction, required resources, staffing, and schedule to accomplish the strategic vision and goals of the Archivist of the United States

  • ensures that proposed new initiatives support the agency's strategic goals and are fully analyzed to determine the agency's ability to accomplish projects without moving staff and funding support from higher priority efforts

  • directs the secretariat functions in the Office of the Archivist, assigning projects, coordinating requests for meetings for and with the Archivist, coordinating the staffing for meetings and proposed travel by the Archivist, and ensuring appropriate records management practices are carried out

  • assists the Deputy Archivist in directing the staffs in the Office of the Archivist

NARA's organization is based upon the priorities established in Preserving the Past to Protect the Future, the Strategic Plan of the National Archives and Records Administration.

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