January 25, 2018
MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: ERA 2.0 Agency Focus Groups
As the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) undertakes an effort, known as ERA 2.0, to redesign the ERA system that supports records scheduling and the transfer of permanent records, we are reviewing processes in these areas to find opportunities for improvement. While this effort incorporates feedback received from the 2016 data call of ERA users and other input, we are seeking additional input from agencies regarding these processes and the use of ERA forms and workflows.
We are providing agencies with two opportunities for discussion and input – one in-person and one via web conference for remote participation. The agenda for these meetings will be the same, so you need only participate in one meeting. All Agency Records Officers and staff are invited to these meetings. Agency historians and General Counsel staff also are encouraged to attend.
The in-person meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, in the Jefferson Conference Room (mezzanine level). Metrorail's Yellow or Green lines stop at the Archives/Navy Memorial Station across the street. Please use the Special Events entrance on the Constitution Avenue side of the building (used as an exit for the general public).
The meeting for remote participants will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Connection information (screen sharing and a dial-in) will be shared by email with participants in advance of the meeting.
The cancellation policy for these two meetings is the same as provided on the BRIDG meetings webpage. The webpage also provides security information relevant to the in-person meeting.
Please contact Sam McClure (firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 301-837-1958) if you plan to participate in one of the meetings, or if you have any questions.
Chief Records Officer
for the U.S. Government