Records Managers

AC 05.2017

October 6, 2016

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The next Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) meeting is scheduled for, Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

The meeting will be held at the National Archives and Records Administration downtown building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Metrorail's Yellow or Green lines to the Archives/Navy Memorial station) in the McGowan Theater. Please enter on the Constitution Avenue side of the building, the "Special Events" entrance (which is actually the exit for the general public).

We will begin with an informal networking hour from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Jefferson Conference Room (mezzanine level). The BRIDG meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the McGowan Theater (basement level). A Staff Meet and Greet for  Appraisal Teams 2 & 4 agency staff will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Jefferson Room (mezzanine level).

Meeting agenda items include the following:

  • Don Rosen, Director, Records Management Oversight and Reporting, and, Evangela Wimbush-Jeffrey Supervisor, Records Management Oversight and Reporting,will provide an overview of plans for FY 2017, including upcoming reporting activities.
  • John W. McEvoy, Management Analyst, Federal Records Centers Program (FRCP), will provide an ARCIS deployment update along with news about upcoming ARCIS enhancements.
  • Gary Rauchfuss, Director, Records Management Training, will provide an overview of the plans for FY 2017 training, including progress on the new curriculum.
  • Matt Eidson, Supervisor, Permanent Records Capture Team will discuss the timeline for submitting Transfer Requests using ERA for the 2017 Annual Move.

Please visit this link ( to view the meeting via the National Archives YouTube Channel.

Reservations are no longer required to attend the Agency Services BRIDG meeting.

The Staff Meet and Greet will provide an opportunity to meet with Appraisal Archivists and the supervisor from  Appraisal Teams 2 & 4FRC account managers, and records accessioning staff. All agencies listed as part of Team 3 are encouraged to attend this meeting. To reserve a place for the Staff Meet and Greet, a reservation is required. Send an email to  to RSVP.

Please email if you need assistance. NARA encourages agencies to participate at BRIDG by presenting best practices or lessons learned that would be helpful to other attending agencies. If you wish to lead a discussion, please reply to this RM Communications.

NARA reserves the right to postpone or cancel a meeting in accordance with NARA’s  meeting cancellation policy. To view the Agency Services BRIDG meeting schedule, go to:  BRIDG Meeting Dates, Times and Location.

Chief Records Officer
for the U.S. Government

Director, Federal Records Centers Program