March 9, 2015
MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Rescheduled for Monday, March 30, 2015
The February 18, 2015 BRIDG meeting was canceled due to the unscheduled leave/unscheduled telework policy issued by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). This meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, March 30, 2015. Please mark your calendars.
To view the current 2015 Agency Services-BRIDG meeting schedule, go to: BRIDG Meeting Dates, Times and Location.
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 Team 3 agency staff and a Target Audience Analysis Focus Group – conducted by NARA’s National Records Management Training program – 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:
- Cindy Smolovik, Supervisor, Records Management Oversight Team, will provide a demonstration of the Federal Records and Information Management Maturity Model created by a joint working group of the Federal Record Council and NARA.
- Rachel Ban Tonkin, Supervisor, Appraisal Team 1 and Margaret Hawkins, Director, Records Management Services, will present the Expedited Records Schedule Approval Process for clearly temporary records.
- Scott Roley, Assistant Director for Operations (T&D), Federal Records Centers Program, will present recent and forthcoming developments in transfers and disposition, including disposal review, and an update on the Federal Records Centers Tobacco Industry Litigation (TIL) Freeze lift operational status.
- Gary Rauchfuss, Director, Records Management Training Program, will talk about the target audience analysis project that will collect data to drive the redesign of the training program.
Please visit this link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J_eMVFNjOs) to view the meeting via the National Archives YouTube Channel.
To reserve a place for the Agency Services-BRIDG meeting, please provide your name, telephone number, and agency name via email to email@example.com, no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. 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.
NOTE: If you previously registered for the February 18, 2015 BRIDG meeting, you do not need to submit another meeting reservation.
NARA’s National Training team will host a Target Audience Analysis Focus Group during the regularly scheduled Meet and Greet, on March 30, 2015 (1:15 to 3:00 p.m. in the Jefferson Room), to define the training needs of Agency Records Officers who work with Appraisal Team 3.
The Staff Meet and Greet will provide an opportunity to meet with Appraisal Archivists and the supervisor from Appraisal Team 3, FRC account representatives, records accessioning staff. All agencies listed as part of Team 3 are encouraged to attend this meeting.
To reserve a place for joint Target Audience Analysis focus group and Staff Meet and Greet, a reservation is required. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. You can include your RSVP for the Target Audience Analysis focus group/Staff Meet and Greet in the same email for the Agency Services-BRIDG meeting RSVP.
Please email email@example.com 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. See: NARA’s meeting cancellation policy.
PAUL M. WESTER, JR.
Chief Records Officer
for the U.S. Government
Federal Records Centers Program