Federal Records Management

AC 14.2011

September 23, 2011

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Please mark your calendars for the next BRIDG meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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.

Meeting agenda items include the following:

  • Status update on WNRC
    FRCP Director David Weinberg will report on the impacts of the recent earthquake, rainwater leakage, and power outage on WNRC operations. The presentation will include a progress report on post-earthquake damage repair, information on notifications to agencies regarding damage to records, and information on NARA's plans for replacing the WNRC facility.

  • Preview of ARCIS transfers and user management portals
    ARCIS Portal Deployment Project Manager John McEvoy will lead a live demonstration of the new ARCIS transfers and user management portals. He will also provide information on upcoming plans to roll the new portal out to agency customers.

  • Transformation in the Office of the Chief Records Officer
    An update on recent hirings and activities related to standing up the Office of the Chief Records Officer and other parts of Agency Services.

  • NARA's Records Management Consulting Services
    A presentation on new services available from NARA that will be available to agencies on a reimbursable basis.

  • ERA Update
    A review of development completed in FY 2011 and plans for FY 2012 as agency adoption continues.

To reserve a place for the meeting, please provide your name, telephone number, and agency via email to RM.Communications@nara.gov, no later than noon on Friday, September 30, 2011. You may reserve places for several staff in the same email, but for security purposes we must have each individual's name and telephone number.

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 CANCELLED 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

Director, Federal Records Centers Program