Records Management Publications

In compliance with the agency's publication distribution policies, NARA is moving toward disseminating all records management publications and posters primarily via the Internet. The publications and posters may be downloaded and reproduced as needed.

Currently Available

Records Management Posters (Size 8.5" x 11")

Note: Updated text on posters may vary from online versions.


Don't Mess Up Your Reputation

Don't Mess Up Your Reputation
Organize Your Information

Reminds employees that organized records help agencies provide good service.

Moving? Consolidating? Reorganizing?

Moving? Consolidating? Reorganizing?

Records management steps to take in times of change.

It's Never Too Early to Think about RM

It's Never Too Early to Think About Records Management

Make records management part of your planning for enterprise content management.

Records Management Brochures and Pamphlets

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 Records Management Training for today's Federal workforce

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View the Certificate of Federal Records Management Training Program brochure

View or download our latest brochure.











  • Tips for Scheduling Potentially Permanent Electronic Records

These brochures have been superseded by Revised Format Guidance for the Transfer of Electronic Records, NARA Bulletin 2014-04.

Other Records Management Brochures

Records Management Publications

  • Disposition of Federal Records
    Explains how to develop, implement, and evaluate records disposition programs in Federal agencies. Includes links to the texts of Federal laws and regulations affecting records disposition. (2000 web edition based on the 1997 edition), 141 pp.
  • Documenting Your Public Service
    Provides basic information to enable you to distinguish Federal records from other documentary materials, including personal files.
  • Vital Records and Records Disaster Mitigation and Recovery
    Provides guidance on how to manage vital records throughout their life cycle, to protect them from loss in a disaster, and to assist in recovery should a disaster occur. (1996), 90 pp.
  • Records and Information Management Self-Evaluation Guide
    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) developed this self-evaluation guide for Federal agencies to use in reviewing the basic components of a records and information management program.

Updated: March 24, 2020