Federal Records Management

AC 13.2014

February 7, 2014

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY RECORDS OFFICERS: NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Please mark your calendars for the next BRIDG meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 12, 201

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 Room (mezzanine level) The BRIDG meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the McGowan Theater (basement level). An Appraisal Archivist Meet and Greet, hosted by Appraisal Team 4, will be held from 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Jefferson Room (mezzanine level).

Meeting agenda items include the following:

  • Scott Roley, Assistant Director for Operations (T&D), will discuss recent transfer and disposition developments for the Federal Records Centers Program including the March issuance of the second annual Agency Disposition Profile.
  • Nikki Gramian, Deputy Director of the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), will talk about OGIS's creation and its mission as the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ombudsman.
  • Kevin L. De Vorsey, Supervisory Electronic Records Format Specialist (ACPE), will discuss the recently released revised transfer guidance for permanent records highlighting the changes between it and the previous guidance that was in effect from 2004-2014.

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.

To reserve a place for the Agency Services-BRIDG meeting and/or the pre-BRIDG networking hour, please provide your name, telephone number, and agency name via email to rm.communications@nara.gov, no later than noon Tuesday, February 11, 2014. 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.

To reserve a place for the Team 4 Appraisal Archivist Meet and Greet a reservation is required. This meeting will provide an opportunity to meet with your Appraisal Archivists, the team supervisor, FRC Account Representatives, and ERA training staff. All agencies listed as part of Team 4 are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Please email Angela Dorsey at angela.dorsey@nara.gov if you need assistance.

NARA encourages agencies to participate a 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 web site at www.opm.gov.

Chief Records Officer
For the U.S. Government

Federal Records Centers Program