Federal Records Management

AC 11.2021

Date: December 1, 2020

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL RECORDS CONTACTS: Archivist Memorandum to Agency Heads on Presidential Transition

On Monday, November 30, the Archivist of the United States sent a memorandum to agency heads reminding them of the importance of records management during a presidential transition. We will also be sharing this letter with our community of Senior Agency Officials for Records Management.

In this memo, the Archivist emphasizes that in order to have a successful transition, it is crucial that agency heads work with their Senior Agency Official for Records Management and Agency Records Officers to ensure that this message is communicated within the agency and that all agency officials and employees are properly briefed on their records management responsibilities.

In my role as the Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government, I wanted to make sure that I also shared this important message with the broader Federal records management community. Please review the resources we have posted on our website for additional information about Federal records management during transition. 

Please send any questions to rmpolicy@nara.gov.

Chief Records Officer
for the U.S. Government