Federal Records Management

NARA Appraisal Teams

Located in the Office of the Chief Records Officer, Records Management Services is organized into several appraisal teams to provide records management services to agencies, including appraisal and scheduling, technical assistance, briefings, and consultation and analysis regarding policy matters. NARA appraisal archivist work mainly with agency records officers and records schedulers.

Main Points of Contacts for Federal Records Management

Questions about implementing your agency’s records schedules (first point of contact for agency personnel):

Contact your Federal Agency Records Officer

Questions about federal records management, and records scheduling and appraisal:

Contact your agency’s assigned NARA Appraisal Archivist

Questions about sending records to a Federal Records Center (FRC)  or questions about records stored at a FRC:

Contact your agency’s assigned Federal Records Center Account Manager

Questions about transferring permanent records to the National Archives:

Questions about NARA’s  records management training classes

NARA’s National Records Management Training Program


Frequently Requested Points of Contact

Questions about records in the National Archives

inquire@nara.gov or web form

Request personnel or military records

Request military service records

Request civilian personnel records

For press inquires

Contact the media desk

Questions and Comments