Federal Records Management

AC 01. 2021

Date: October 1, 2020

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: Guidance on OMB/NARA Memorandum, Transition to Electronic Records (M-19-21)

I am pleased to announce that NARA has released new guidance: NARA Bulletin 2020-01, Guidance on OMB/NARA Memorandum, Transition to Electronic Records (M-19-21). The bulletin is available at https://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/bulletins/2020/2020-01.

On June 28, 2019, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and NARA jointly issued a memorandum with guidance on transitioning to electronic records (OMB/NARA M-19-21)

We received many questions from agencies, including general questions, exception process questions, records storage facility questions, and scheduling and transfer questions since M-19-21 was issued. This bulletin answers many of those common questions and provides further guidance related to specific requirements in the memorandum.

We will be discussing this guidance at the upcoming October 20th BRIDG meeting. I look forward to having further discussions with you about the guidance and actions all of us can take to continually strive for more efficient and more effective federal records management. 

If you have questions about this bulletin, please send an email to rmstandards@nara.gov.

Chief Records Officer 
for the U.S. Government