Federal Records Management

AC 07.2014

December 11, 2013

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Please mark your calendars for the next BRIDG meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

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 Washington Room (mezzanine level). The BRIDG meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the McGowan Theater (basement level). Following BRIDG, a Staff Meet, and Greet for all Federal agency attendees who work with Appraisal Team 3 will be held from 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Jefferson Room (mezzanine level).

At subsequent BRIDG meetings, we will continue to hold Meet and Greet sessions for agency attendees that work with one of the other three appraisal teams.

Meeting agenda items include the following:

Records Schedule Backlog Update and Status Report
Margaret Hawkins, Director of Records Management Services, will provide an update on where NARA stands with “backlog schedules (those schedules two years old or older)” and will review the new format of the Monthly Status Report.

Records Management Policy Update
Lisa Haralampus, Supervisor, Records Management Policy Team, will discuss activities related to Federal records management policy, regulations, and standards.

Records Management Training Update
Laurence Brewer, Acting Director of the Records Management Training Program, will highlight new training courses and activities for FY 2014. The briefing will include a detailed overview of NARA Bulletin 2014-03, Agency Records Officer Training Requirements, that relates to OMB/NARA M-12-18 Managing Government Records Directive requirement 2.3.

Please visit this link (http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/meetings/webcast-instructions.html) to view the steps you will need to take to view the webcast.

NARA will provide free Wi-Fi to on-site participants in the McGowan Theater.

To reserve a place for the Agency Services-BRIDG meeting, the pre-BRIDG networking hour, and/or the Appraisal Team 3 Meet and Greet, please provide your name, telephone number, and agency name via email to rm.communications@nara.gov, no later than Monday, December 16, 2013.

You may reserve places for several staff in the same email, but for security purposes, we must have each individual's name, telephone number, and email address. If you would like to attend the pre-BRIDG networking hour, please RSVP in your email response, so that we can determine an accurate headcount for catering. You do not need to RSVP if you plan to attend via the webcast.

Reservations are "suggested" for the Appraisal Team 3 Meet and Greet. This meeting will provide an opportunity to meet with Appraisal Archivists and the supervisor from Appraisal Team 3, FRC account representatives, textual and electronic records accessioning staff, ERA training staff, and staff from the Permanent Records Capture Team. Agencies in Team 3 include but are not limited to: Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Interior and Health, and Human Services among others. All agencies listed as part of Team 3 are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Please email Angela Dorsey at angela.dorsey@nara.gov 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 at any time. We will make every effort to contact registrants by e-mail and telephone if that occurs, so complete information at the time of registration is very important. Meetings WILL BE CANCELED if the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announces a "closed," "unscheduled leave," "liberal leave," or "delayed arrival" policy for Federal employees for that day or if there has been an elevation to threat level RED in the Homeland Security status. Official Government closing and leave information is located on the OPM website at www.opm.gov.

Chief Records Officer
for the U.S. Government

Director, Federal Records Centers Program