Federal Records Management

AC 16.2015

April 8, 2015

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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 Teams 2 and 4 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:

  • Lisa Haralampus, Supervisor, Records Management Policy Team, will provide an overview of the new Records Management OPM Job Series.
  • Cathy Westfeldt, Supervisor, Systems Integration Design Support and Adoption Team, and Lynn Stewart, Lead, Annual Move Coordinating Group, will present brief updates about ERA, user account management, and the Annual Move.
  • John McEvoy, Management Analyst, Federal Records Centers Program, will present updates on ARCIS training and forthcoming developments as the Federal Records Centers Program transitions all customers to the ARCIS customer portal beginning FY 2017.

Please visit this link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPZNVY6MdD8) to view the meeting via the National Archives YouTube Channel. The chat session feature will be turned off for this BRIDG meeting due to challenges we encountered during the last BRIDG meeting on March 30. To ask a question, remote attendees should send an email to rm.communications@nara.gov. Questions will be asked and responded to during the meeting and/or post-meeting as time permits.

To reserve a place for the Agency Services BRIDG meeting, please provide your name, telephone number, and agency name via email to rm.communications@nara.gov, no later than on Monday, April 13, 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.

NARA’s National Training team will host a Target Audience Analysis Focus Group during the regularly scheduled Meet and Greet, on April 15, 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 Teams 2 and 4.

We will gather information about your Records Management responsibilities, tasks, motivations and what information is needed to perform your job. After the focus group, there will also be time to meet with your Appraisal Archivist.

The Staff Meet and Greet will provide an opportunity to meet with Appraisal Archivists and the supervisor from Appraisal Teams 2 and 4FRC account representatives, records accessioning staff. All agencies listed as part of Teams 2 and 4 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 rm.communications@nara.gov 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 rm.communications@nara.gov 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.

Chief Records Officer
for the U.S. Government

Federal Records Centers Program