The National Archives and Records Administration, Washington National Records Center in Suitland, MD, has been closed since September 14, 2018
September 25, 2018
To Our Valued Customer:
The National Archives and Records Administration, Washington National Records Center in Suitland, MD, has been closed since September 14, 2018, so that the General Services Administration could perform mold remediation in the administration spaces. The building is owned and managed by GSA. On September 21, NARA hired a certified industrial hygienist (CIH) to test the treated areas of the records center.
Customer records are not affected by the mold or remediation process, and all indications show that none of the storage areas are impacted.
The WNRC will remain closed while recommendations of the CIH are performed. GSA is working to address these recommendations while continuing to treat the administrative spaces.
While the WNRC has been closed for this treatment, NARA has been unable to provide you, our agency customers, with routine records services. We will continue working with you regarding this inconvenience and to address any emergency records requests.
NARA is committed to protecting and providing access to the records, while also ensuring we provide a safe workplace for our employees. We will continue to work closely with GSA for the remediation and mechanical repairs, and with NARA’s contract CIH to test affected areas before we reopen the facility for routine business.
If there is an urgent emergency request (i.e., cases where life, safety, or national security are at stake), please contact Ivan Johnson our Service Branch Chief at 301-512-3515. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
DAVID M. WEINBERG
Director, Federal Records Centers Program