Federal Records Management

AC 20. 2023

January 19, 2023

Memorandum to Federal Agency Contacts: New Regulations on Electronic Messages

NARA has updated federal regulations with records management requirements for electronic messages, as directed by the Electronic Messages Preservation Act (EMPA)

To comply with EMPA, NARA has 

To help agencies comply with EMPA and the regulations, NARA has issued further guidance for managing electronic messages. NARA expanded the Capstone approach for electronic messages with the new NARA Bulletin 2023-02 and revised GRS 6.1. NARA has also updated its website and created an information resource for “email and electronic messages management”.

If you have questions about these regulation updates, please send an email to rmpolicy@nara.gov.


Chief Records Officer 
for the U.S. Government