December 14, 2017
MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY AGENCY RECORDS OFFICERS: Unauthorized Disposition Web Pages
The Office of the Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government has added two new web pages to archives.gov listing all open and closed Federal agency unauthorized disposition cases from October 1, 2016 to present. This information was previously made public in NARA’s annual Performance and Accountability Report that listed cases by fiscal year.
To support transparency and open government, the following pages are now available:
- FY 2018 Open Cases - Unauthorized Disposition of Federal Records. This page includes all open cases by fiscal year and any cases that close in FY 2018.
- FY 2017 Closed Cases - Unauthorized Disposition of Federal Records. This page includes all unauthorized disposition cases that closed in FY 2017. For information on cases closed prior to FY 2017, see the Annual Performance and Accountability Report for the desired fiscal year.
The new web pages contain open and close letters sent by NARA to the agency. Open and close letters are reviewed for any classified or sensitive information prior to posting. Related case files and correspondence from agencies are not provided. Anyone desiring more information on a case must submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to NARA’s FOIA office.
The creation of these new web pages reflects NARA’s commitment to openness and transparency in government, and ensures more timely access to information frequently requested by the public and government stakeholders.
Chief Records Officer
for the U.S. Government